Pros: Superb image quality and premium build quality deliver excellent all-around performance. Contemporary design looks great, is ergonomic, lightweight and a delight to carry and use for extended periods in the field. Top notch accessories complete the package. Cons: Minor observations rather than real "cons" -- lack of thumb indents feels a little strange if you're used … [Read more...] about Hawke Frontier EDX 8×42 Binocular Review
Wildlife Product Reviews
The review section features independent reviews of the latest wildlife books, optics, outdoor clothing, gadgets and accessories to help enhance your wildlife watching experience.
Regular readers of Ireland's Wildlife will recall that I've been using Panasonic's flagship micro-four-thirds format stills camera, the Lumix G9, for about a year now, and I've been very impressed by the results. It's an extremely capable camera, with lenses to match, and is ideally suited to the kind of photography I do: mostly wildlife, but also mostly on the move, while … [Read more...] about New Lumix G90 mirrorless camera announced by Panasonic
Birdwatching in the city: a beginner's guide One of the best things about birding is that you can do it wherever you happen to find yourself. Whether you're in your own back garden, travelling to the remotest corners of the globe, or simply popping out to the shops, birds are everywhere, and there's always the potential of seeing something interesting. That's why I have three … [Read more...] about Book Review: How to Be an Urban Birder
Clothing designed with the birder/wildlife observer in mind! Wunderbird is a startup company creating a unique range of clothing designed especially for birders and wildlife enthusiasts. Their clothing is lightweight, breathable, quick drying and has a number of special features specifically aimed at birders. They sent us one of their "Peregrine" long-sleeved T-Shirts to … [Read more...] about Review: Wunderbird Clothing for Birders
When it comes to conservation there is nothing more important than reconnecting our children with the natural world around them. Young children are fascinated by living things and have an innate curiosity about the animals, plants and other organisms they share the world with. I see it all the time when I visit primary schools under Ireland's fabulous Heritage in Schools … [Read more...] about Book Review: The Great Big Book of Irish Wildlife Through the Seasons