If you are a lover of birds like most naturalists and wild life explorers, watching birds should be one of your favourite events when you are in a camping trip. Being g able to watch birds u set very thick foliage can be a little challenging due to the leaves and branches swaying to the movement of the wind. However, there are bird watching binoculars that can make your views a lot easier. Bird watching binoculars have certain characteristics that differentiates them from others and knowing what to look out for will help you make an informed purchasing decision.
Powerful zoom feature
Bird watching binoculars have a very powerful zoom feature like most other binocular types but for the purpose of bird watching, the need for better magnification is very sacrosanct. The tree canopies protecting bird nests can make viewing very difficult hence the need for a device with a strong zoom. It is also necessary to note that while a strong zoom is very vital, too much magnification may create an unsteady image. To counter this negative, a zoom feature of 8x -10x is better.
You also need to consider the lens size. Most often than not, you will be making use of your device in Demi dark environments due to the cover of tall trees. Your device ago be able to produce it’s own light and this is what the lens is for. A big lens diameter will produce brighter images regardless of the quality of natural light prevalent in the area.
Wide Field of View: Does the binocular you want to buy afford you a very narrow or a wide view? To be sure of this take your time to test it. The best binoculars for bird watching have wider field of view that enable you to see far and wide. This aids image stabilization when in use because you can change the direction of your gaze without obstructing your view or distorting the image you are viewing.
Tripod: If you are going to buy a bird watching binocular that has a magnification capacity of 10x and above, you will need a tripod on which to stand the device. A tripod will make it easy for you to view a specific location for an extended period and also ensure image stabilization.
Fog and Waterproofing
Another feature of the best binoculars is water and fog proofing. Moisture tends to damage binoculars if left exposed for a long time. Using your bird watching binocular in wet conditions may dangerous the device. To guard against damage, you can opt for a nitrogen purged device for extra protection against moisture damage.