International Dawn Chorus Day: A Summer Morning Song (8 Birds to Listen For!)

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Hearing the many unique voices of different songbirds is a huge part of the allure for birders. These songs learned through both genetic predisposition and learned behavior are absolutely amazing! And that’s why it’s wonderful the international birding community has established the International Dawn Chorus Day! International Dawn Chorus Day occurs on the first Sunday […]

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How Do Binoculars Work? Explained

binoculars work

Binoculars are a useful tool with a diverse array of applications as far-flung as hunting, sporting events, birding, and surveillance. Their list of uses has almost no end, and they’ve been employed in almost every hobby and outdoor activity there is. These tools allow us to see far distances with incredible detail. But just how do […]

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25 Gift Ideas for the Bird Lover & Bird Watcher in Your Life

25 Best Gift Ideas for the Bird Lover & Bird Watcher in Your Life

Any bird enthusiast will love birding gear, but the world of bird enthusiasts is a wide one, and gift ideas abound. You may not be sure what to get the bird lover in your life, especially if they’re a bit of a curmudgeon, so we’ve devised this gift guide to spark some ideas and help […]

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What is Liquid Lens Technology?

Liquid lens technology

Years ago, taking high-quality, in-focus photographs required expensive high-end cameras with equally expensive and fragile lenses. But that wasn’t enough. You also needed the skills and know-how to bring that bulky gear into focus on your subject. If your subject moved, your focus was ruined, and you had to re-focus the entire device. As cameras […]

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Best Nikon Binoculars 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

Nikon Binoculars

Nikon is famous for its high-quality, well-designed binoculars and cameras. Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive, highly portable model or a high-end, high-powered option, Nikon can meet your needs. But the company sells dozens of binocular models, so how do you choose the best one for you? To help you shop for a great pair […]

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Best Point and Shoot Camera for Birding 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

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Birding requires patience, a good eye, and a camera with a specific set of features. How often is the perfect shot only a few feet away? You’re going to want a powerful zoom and high image quality to capture the fine details of far-off feathered subjects. But you’ll likely be covering some distance in your […]

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Best Schmidt Cassegrain Telescopes 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

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Schmidt Cassegrain telescopes are powerful, compact instruments with loads of utility. Good products will have you seeing stars, while subpar units will only frustrate. To separate the good from the bad, we’ve tested many dozens of different options. In the process, we saw many duds, but also a few options that are worthy of your […]

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Best Cameras for Bird Photography 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

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If you’ve ever experienced the disappointment of going through your shots after a long weekend of photographing majestic birds, only to find that the most artistic image of the bunch was wasted, you’re probably in the market for a new camera. Many things can cause this problem such as poor autofocus, lack of image stabilization, […]

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Best Superzoom Camera for Birding 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

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There’s just nothing quite like an incredibly zoomed-in close-up shot of a majestic winged creature such as an owl or an eagle. Of course, the effect isn’t the same if the image is blurry or out of focus. It must be sharp, crisp, and highly detailed to get the full effect. Today, many superzoom cameras […]

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Best Telescope for Astrophotography 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

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We take pictures of our food these days, but what if there was a product out there that could substantially up your Instagram game? Whether you are a researcher or just someone that wants to improve their photo album, the ability to take pictures of the stars should have broad appeal. However, buying the right […]

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