How Does a Laser Rangefinder Work?

Man hunter using rangefinder

There are many tools that we use and take for granted the fact that they work without giving any thought to how they work. While this is fine with most tools, some tools, like a laser rangefinder, will work better if you understand how they operate. It seems simple on the surface; point the rangefinder […]

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Bird Watching For Beginners: 11 Tips to Get Started

bird watching

So, it’s happened to you, too. You’ve been bit by the birding bug. You’re not alone. An estimated 60 million Americans are watching birds right there with you. But if you’re new to the birding world, you may be wondering where to start so you can get the most from your new hobby. From equipment […]

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How to Photograph Birds: 18 Tips for Taking Stunning Pictures

beautiful bird in a tree

Capturing clear, high-quality images of birds in the great outdoors requires more than just a great camera. To really give yourself the best chance to snap a marvelous bird photo, you’ll need to combine the best of photography and bird-watching wisdom together into a single glorious moment. In the spirit of helping fellow bird enthusiasts […]

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8×42 vs 10×42 Binoculars: What Should You Choose?

8x42 vs 10x42 binoculars

 When shopping for a quality set of binoculars, you’re likely to notice that two sizes are commonly used: 8×42 and 10×42. Though they might seem closely related, the differences that set them apart might make one preferable to the other in certain situations. So, which size should you be searching for? To help you decide, we’re going […]

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How to Choose a Pair of Binoculars You’ll Love

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Since the invention of the telescope in the 17th century, soldiers, sailors, and scientists have been inspired to put two spyglasses side-by-side to enjoy binocular vision. And while several technological advancements have been made since this time, many of the same professions and hobbies call on trusty binoculars for their work. No matter whether you’re looking […]

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How to Clean Your Binoculars: 5 Quick Steps (with Pictures)

cleaning binoculars

It’s a fact of life, binoculars get dirty. You’re going to take them outside, you’re going to have them in the sun and rain, and dust is going to settle on the lenses. But a good pair of binos can be a big investment. And keeping them properly clean will extend their life and performance. […]

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The 10 Best Birding Places to Experience Before You Die

must see birding places

The Wide World of Birding Any birding enthusiast will tell you the world is rife with birds.  But hidden places exist around the globe where only the most serious bird enthusiasts venture.  These gems are home to some of the rarest species, the most incredible experiences, and some of the most beautiful wildlife on the […]

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Spotting Scope vs Telescope: Which Should You Choose?

Spotting Scopes vs. Telescopes

If you’re in the market for a good quality scope, you may be stuck deciding whether to buy a spotting scope or a telescope. Both are useful tools, and each comes with its own set of pros and cons. But don’t worry, you can use this guide to help you determine which will serve you […]

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When’s the Best Season & Time For Bird-Watching?


Watch the Sun Birds are busy creatures.  They’re constantly in motion, building their nests, searching for food, looking for a mate, feeding their young.  But different species have different behavior and activity patterns, which means any time of day can be perfect for bird-watching.  Because bird behavior is so diverse, make sure you plan your […]

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Spotting Scopes vs Binoculars: Which To Choose?


Whether you’re a hunter, target shooter, birder, nature watcher, or any other type of outdoor sportsperson, you likely need to see far-away places and things in great detail. Today, you have options for the best way to do this, but the two main choices boil down to spotting scopes and binoculars. Both of these helpful […]

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