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Bird watching helps you connect with nature — and where better to start than with a pair of binoculars? When you buy binoculars with RSPB you can count on:

  • High-power performance and magnification
  • The best pair of binoculars to suit your budget
  • Durable design that is built to last
  • A 5 to 10-year warranty for peace of mind

We have a great range of binoculars to suit all skill levels and age ranges (kids included). We also have a range of birding scopes so you can enjoy close-up views of your favourite birds in the wild.

If you're unsure where to start, why not take a look at our guide, 'How to choose the best binoculars for bird watching'.

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Bird watching binoculars FAQs 

What binoculars are best for bird watching? 

Choosing the best binoculars for bird watching depends on several factors, including your budget and experience. You also need to consider the size and weight of your binoculars, as well as the right magnification. 

It’s best to be well informed before making any decision. Read our extended guide on how to choose binoculars — this will help guide you through the selection process. 

What strength of binoculars is best? 

Picking the best strength binoculars for birdwatching can be tricky. It all depends on when and where you’re viewing the birds. Generally, avid birders have two magnification choices: 

  • 8X binoculars provide a smaller, wider, and brighter image ideal for following birds. 
  • 10X binoculars give a narrower field of view intended for long distanced birding.

Deciding between these two strengths is a personal choice, but amateur birders should be aware that 10X binoculars need a steady hand and can appear dull in low light. 

Can binoculars be cleaned? 

Bird watchers should aim to keep their binoculars in good condition, which means cleaning them regularly with a soft cloth or (preferably) a lens cleaning cloth.