How to choose your first binoculars

This post contains affiliate links. If you make an online purchase using a link from this site, the vendor provides a small commission which I use to support the blog (at no extra cost to you). Thank you for your support! For me, choosing my first pair of binoculars was a major first step in my naturalist journey. They opened up a …

How to use field marks for birdwatching

Let’s talk about field marks for birdwatchers. Here’s a hypothetical situation to start: You’re walking to your car after work, or starting a hike on a gorgeous Saturday morning. Or maybe you’re stopped at a traffic and looking out the window. You see a bird that you don’t recognize. It’s there for maybe for a few seconds or a minute …

How to use binoculars

Whether or not you’re a birder, binoculars can really enhance time spent in nature. Animals are often wary of people, making it hard to see them up close. Binoculars can bring you up-close and personal with animals at medium distances, or help you find or identify things at longer distances if they are inaccessible. I’ve used my binoculars for everything …