If you want to enjoy your bird watching to the max then you will definitely need to get some binoculars or a scope as getting close to the birds and the actions will let you enjoy them just so much more. Even if you are bird watching at home making an investment like this will make a big difference to what you are able to see and you will be able to get to know all about the birds in your yard and which species visit and when so much quicker. Binoculars will let you follow the birds around your garden and see where they go and see how they interact with each other and what exactly they are eating.
The best scopes and binoculars can be expensive but it is also possible to buy much more affordable versions, which are totally adequate for almost every birding situation you are going to find yourself in, especially as a beginner, when an expensive scope isn’t really necessary. Get closer to the birds is important if you want to progress as a birder and improve your bird identification skills. Many birds can look similar or even the same even from a short distance so a scope or binocular is the perfect way to see what they really are and what they are up to.
Buy A Binocular or Scope for Better Birding! Many birds can be harder to identify and only with a spotting scope set-up to focus closely on a bird can you spend enough time with the bird to check your bird guide and make a proper identification. Binoculars can help with this too but only for birds that are somewhat closer. Both binoculars and birding scopes come with different magnifications and it is important that you get the right one for your type or style of birding or to suit the places you visit most to go bird watching. Get the right binocular and the scope and your birding will improve very quickly and your level of enjoyment from this great hobby will increase amazingly too.
Remember, though that there are practical aspects to carrying all this birding equipment with you. The ultimate out in the field birding is to have binoculars with you for finding and following the birds to make an initial identification and also to carry a scope and tripod for the really close up views to study far off or difficult to identify birds. But this is a lot of equipment to carry all together at the same time, so when you are buying the birds items in the bird shop, you might want to consider buying the lightest versions of these that you can, especially if you are not used to carrying equipment with you when walking. Fortunately these days the materials used in the construction of scopes, binoculars and tripods as much lighter than they used to be, so this may not be such a problem to all of us.
However this is still three different and awkward items (especially the tripod) which you have to all carry at the same time, and sometimes you might not want to be bother with all this equipment and just take you binoculars instead. Over time too heavy binoculars can be a bit bothersome so you may want to look at the lighter version of these too, The heavier models are usually those that have a bigger magnification, particularly in low light, as the lenses required are bigger and therefore heavier. But whatever you to buy get a scope or binoculars to improve your birding and have more fun!