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This small guide to key US hot-spots provides an excellent introduction to the country's birding, writes Dexter Gordon.
A collection of bird illustrations from the Natural History Museum impresses Keith Betton for the research work that went into it.
A 16-hour DVD guide to Britain's birds impresses Keith Betton in its scope.
Jonathan Elphick finds a cornucopia of birdlore in this book from zoologist Colin Tudge.
If you've ever needed the use of both hands while holding onto your bins to stop them banging against your chest as you stride from one hide to the next, this useful product could be a must-have accessory.
Ed Parnell finds a whole year in Norfolk packed into two hours, in this excellent DVD from Bird Images.
Mike Alibone tests Leica’s highly anticipated – and very expensive – new scope. Find out if it how it performs, and if it’s worth the price tag.
A unique zoom range, a host of useful features and some great shots – Steve Young finds much to praise in Sigma’s latest lens.
As manufacturers experiment with larger objectives for binoculars, Mike Alibone examines how well 45 mm lenses work on Bushnell's Infinity models.
Zeiss propels digiscoping another step forward with the release of an innovative camera eyepiece, which Mike Alibone puts through its paces.