Posts belonging to Category 'Birdwatching Binoculars'

Best Mid to High End Binoculars for Birdwatching & Safaris

I received this BinoWizard question from George who lives in South Africa and who is after some mid to high end binoculars for Safari and Birding: Question: I would really appreciate some help on buying some binoculars. I’m based in South Africa & have a friend who will be in the US for a week […]


Small, Lightweight Birding Binoculars

The questions below come from readers who both had a very similar question for the BinoWizard and are looking for very lightweight birding binoculars: Question 1: I am looking for a lightweight pair of binoculars for my avid birdwatching 90 year old mother. Her binoculars are ancient and too heavy for her now. I wish […]


Upgrading my 8x42 Birdwatching Binoculars – what to get?

The questions below come from Paul who is looking to upgrade their cheap 8x42 birdwatching binoculars and has asked me for some help in what to choose: Question: First of all, many thanks for a superb resource on your website – until I discovered this and all the brilliant reviews, I was really struggling! I […]


10x42 Binoculars for Bird Watching?

Whilst 7x and 8x are probably the most commonly recommended magnifications on binoculars for birdwatching (especially for all-round general birding), it does not mean that other powers should be completely dismissed. When I was working as a safari guide in South Africa, I used my 10x binoculars more than any other. Whilst it is true […]


Low Cost 10x42 Binoculars for Birding & Safaris

The question today is from a reader looking for low cost 10x42 binoculars for safaris and birding: Question: I was about to buy Barr and Stroud Sahara 10x42 binoculars when I saw your website and started to have some doubts. My boyfriend and I, we use binoculars for bid watching and Safaris. We love animals […]


Best Binoculars under $350 (£250) for Birding at a Lake

The question this week comes from someone looking for some advice on the best birding binoculars for use at a lake: Question: I spend a lot of time at a local lake, where I pursue my real passion for fishing. However there are many times when I would like to also take a better look […]


Kowa YF 8x30 Binoculars – good for tracking birds?

Today’s question is from a first time buyer aiming for a lightweight, cheap binocular that are good for tracking birds in flight: Question: I did enjoy you review of the Kowa YF 8x30 binoculars. I am a newbie and have been using my wife’s 10 year old Nikon Travelite 8x25s but find it difficult to […]


Bausch & Lomb Binoculars for Birdwatching

Below is a question that I was recently asked regarding a pair of 10x42 Bausch & Lomb binoculars and their potential suitability as birding binoculars: Question: I have started fairly active birdwatching, this year. About ten years ago, I bought a pair of binoculars for a trip, that included the possibility of birding. They are […]


Birding in Charara, Zimbabwe with the Swarovski CL Companions

Field Report: Birding with the Swarovski CL Companion Binoculars in Charara, Zimbabwe I recently got the opportunity to spend a few days at Charara, a wildlife and fishing camp located less than 30km from Kariba Town, but within a Zimbabwean National Parks wildlife area on the banks of the eastern basin of Lake Kariba. Many […]


Binoculars, Wildlife Safaris & Birding in Zimbabwe

I am currently on an extended stay in my country of birth, Zimbabwe, where from my base in the capital Harare, I will be visiting some of the best wildlife, safari and birding locations in Africa… if not the whole world. During these mini expeditions, apart from just simply enjoying the incredible nature that surrounds […]