With the ability to pan and tilt, two-way tripod heads are a sound choice to support a birding spotting scope. Check here for top options >
Tripods for birding
We talk about why tripods are an important part of your bird watching equipment. Once you are clear about how they help, we'll guide you on how to choose the best one for your needs.
Our guides and in-depth reviews cover which features are most important to a tripod, so that you can work out which one is best for your birding habits and circumstances.
The design of ball heads means this type of tripod head is smaller and lighter than others. Out of all the models, which one is best and why?
A popular choice for birders, 3-way tripod heads allow you to track targets easily. Find a tripod head with top features here >
Not sure which fluid tripod head offers great panning smoothness for a birding scope? We review a range of fluid heads. See which is top here
Maximize the potential of your spotting scope with the right choice of mount. We explain which is best for a birding tripod, a ball head or leveling base
Explore the main differences in materials, construction and design between cheap vs top price tripods, plus the pros and cons of premium options
Wondering how to set up a tripod? The best position depends on factors such as whether you have a straight or angled scope. We explain why…
Take flight with the perfect monopod for birding. Follow our top tips to choose the best monopod for your needs and watch your feathered friends up close and personal.
Here we cover the pros and cons of using a monopod while on a hike, with a look at whether monopods are a good alternative to trekking poles.
Unsure about taking a monopod on a plane for a bird-watching trip? Find out if it’s best to bring a monopod as carry-on or checked luggage.
Learn tips and tricks for keeping your monopod in top condition. For the right tools and techniques for cleaning, care, and storage, read on
Learn how to set up your monopod for a stable, shake-free view of the birds, and make the most of our top tips for best use in all weathers.