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bird watching a Brambling

12

Oct

Autumn/Winter Birding in the UK 

It is probably fair to say that, of the two most exciting times of year for birdwatchers, autumn is the…

bird watching in winter

29

Sep

Special Autumn and Winter Birds to look out for in East Anglia

No need to travel far and wide to go birding, some spectacular birds can be seen right here in Norfolk…

01

Aug

Great Places to Go Birdwatching in the UK

We have compiled a list of some fantastic locations to go on an adventure with your binoculars and scopes. We…

Scoping Beginners

27

Jul

Scoping Beginners – Advice and Tips

While observing birds at a closer range, binoculars are a preferable option. But for distinguishing the specific features of a…

Binoculars for bird watching

16

Jun

Buying and Using Binoculars – 10 Tips for Beginners

If you’re new to this community, you might feel daunted at the prospect of venturing out with your new  binocular….

14

Apr

Global Big Day – 8th May 2021

Following on from the fantastic success of the inaugural Global Bird Weekend, we, as the Viking Flyway Birding Team are…

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher

08

Feb

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher – Some Positive News

Ten years ago, as part of our growing commitment to conservation, Viking Optical became the Birdlife International species champion providing…

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…