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Binoculars for bird watching

25

Jan

The Best Binoculars for Birdwatching

It is fair to say that most binocular models tend to conform to a fairly narrow set of specifications. Magnifications…

10

Nov

Choosing a Binocular for Birdwatching

It can be argued that a binocular is the one piece of absolutely essential kit for birdwatching. A good binocular…

06

Oct

Viking Flyway Birding Team for the Global Bird Weekend 17th/18th October

If you didn’t already know, Global Birding Weekend is the brainchild of Tim Appleton, originator of the world’s first and…

08

Sep

Swarovski NL Pure Hands-on Day at our Edinburgh Store 17/9/2020

Paul from Swarovski will be showcasing the new NL Pure binocular range in our Edinburgh store on Thursday 17th September…

01

Sep

Lockdown Wildlife with Viking Optical

One of the few positives to come out of the lockdown period was the well reported upsurge in natural history…

25

Aug

Wader Passage at Levenhall Links Nature Reserve

Our perception of the seasons is subjective. It may sound odd to talk of autumn when in August, surely that’s…

19

Aug

Andrew Edginton Wildlife Artist

We are very grateful to talented young wildlife artist and committed conservationist from Kent, Andrew Edginton for permission to share…

11

Aug

Global Bird Weekend 17th & 18th October 2020

If you’re into birding in the UK (in fact anywhere in the world!), you’ll be familiar with Tim Appleton who…

04

Aug

Affordable Quality with Viking Optical

We have been one of the leading independent UK optical importers for over 30 years now and our ethos has…

28

Jul

Virtual Birdfair 18th-23rd August 2020

The name Viking Optical has been synonymous with Birdfair for the past 16 iterations of this world-famous event and proudly…