Our latest blogs

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…

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…

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…