Opticron Spotting Scopes and Opticron Binoculars: The Complete Guide

An OptiCron spotting scope in the field, for Birdwatching

Are you wondering how to start birdwatching? Getting outdoors and exploring the world around us can be an incredibly rewarding and an exciting activity. However, in order to truly get the most from your birding experience, you need the right tools.   Since its launch in 1970, Opticron has grown to become one of the […]

Best image stabilised binoculars for birdwatching

Image stabilised binoculars for birdwatching

When the opportunity to identify a rare bird presents itself, it helps to have the right tools on hand. Binoculars are essential for anyone looking to observe birds in the wild. Unmatched portability and convenience make the binocular one of the best devices for spotting and identifying birds in their natural habitats. Image stabilised binoculars […]

How to start birdwatching – a helpful guide for beginners

Birdwatching Red-necked Stints

Congratulations on starting your journey to become one of the millions of birdwatchers across the globe! Apart from being a fun and exciting hobby for people of all ages, the physical and mental activity involved in birdwatching is good for your general wellbeing. Birdwatching doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby so don’t let budget […]

Best lightweight binoculars for birdwatching In 2022

When you are looking for the best lightweight birding binoculars, most of us are trying to find a balance between weight, high quality optics, durability and value for money.In this post, I am going to take a high level look at a variety of lightweight binoculars that will hopefully cover the needs of everyone from […]

Binoculars for birdwatching 8x vs 10x magnification

8x vs 10 x binoculars - person holding their pair in hand

The small difference in magnification may seem trivial, however, it has a significant impact on factors such as the weight of binoculars, the level of detail that is visible, the ability to locate and focus on close birds, maintaining a stable image, low light conditions, the distance birds are from your lens and how fast birds are moving.