Thursday, 19 December 2019

Finding the Right Binoculars

PLEASE NOTE RSPB Leighton Moss and the shop are currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions

A range of RSPB binoculars and 'scopes are available at the RSPB online store   

 Finding the right pair of binoculars can be something of a challenge. With so many brands on the market it can difficult to navigate your way through the many options available. Added to that of course, is the huge variety of binocular types and features, often with confusing sounding descriptions - high definition, compact, roof prism, porro prism, field of view and so on.
Then there's also budget to consider and with prices ranging from less than £100 to well over £1000 where do you start?

Well, the first step is to go and have a good look at the various binoculars available in a shop - while you can search online, there really is no substitute to handling and looking through a pair. Weight, comfort, overall ergonomics and clarity can only truly be determined by trying binoculars out in the kind of environment that you would be using them. And what better place than a nature reserve?

At Leighton Moss, not only can you 'road-test' a wide range of binoculars and telescopes but also you will have the benefit of having real expertise on hand. Our friendly team of staff and volunteers can help you navigate through the jargon and help find the perfect optics for your requirements and your budget.

So, if you are thinking about buying your first pair of 'proper' birding binoculars or are considering upgrading your existing ones, please feel free to pop into the shop at Leighton Moss any time, or come along to one of the Binocular and Telescope Open Weekends.

And another great reason to purchase from us is that the profit made on sales goes back into our conservation work, so you can be confident that you are helping to save nature while enjoying watching it through your new 'bins'!  

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Binoculars & Telescopes Open Weekend

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July

Are you thinking of buying some new binoculars or a spotting 'scope? 

Whether you're new to birdwatching and wanting to buy your first pair of binoculars or are considering upgrading your current 'bins' there's no better way to find your ideal optics than trying them out on a nature reserve! 

Choose from a massive range of telescopes, binocs and accessories to suit all budgets and requirements. 
Come and meet our friendly and impartial team of staff and volunteers for hands-on advice and helpful tips on choosing just what you need.   

Drop-in between 10am - 4pm

Friday, 5 July 2019

Binoculars and Telescopes Open Weekend

Visit RSPB Leighton Moss this weekend and get some hands-on advice about binoculars and telescopes from our friendly, impartial team. 

Have the chance to try a wide range of optical equipment outdoors or in a hide and find the perfect optics to suit your needs and your budget. 

Drop-in between 10am-4pm on Saturday 6 or Sunday 7 July.


Saturday, 22 June 2019

Looking for new binoculars or a birdwatching telescope?

PLEASE NOTE RSPB Leighton Moss and the shop are currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions

A range of RSPB binoculars and 'scopes are available at the RSPB online store   

The RSPB Leighton Moss shop in Silverdale, Lancashire has a fantastic range to choose from. Come and meet the impartial and friendly hands-on team of experts who will be happy to help you find exactly what you need.

Choose from a wide selection of optics including Swarovski

Plus you will find lots of accessories including tripods, binocular straps, scope packs, cleaning kits and much more.

If you are looking for feeders, nest boxes and wild bird food or any other wildlife care products then look no further.

High quality bird food range includes
sunflower hearts
black sunflower seeds
nyjer seed
suet nibbles
suet cakes
suet balls
coconut treats.

Choose from a huge range of practical feeders, bird tables, bird baths and nest boxes as well we hedgehog homes and food specially formulated to help these charming animals.

Finding the Right Binoculars