Birding for Beginners Series -- in association with Meopta Optics

Meopta Optics BannerThe Birding for Beginners series is sponsored by Czech optic company Meopta, and is designed to help people just getting started in this fabulous and engaging hobby. With the right advice, support and guidance bird watching is a pastime that can grow and evolve with you over time, developing into a lifelong passion.

Welcome to the wonderful world of birds.

Birding for Beginners: why watch birds?

Bird watching or birding is a fascinating pastime enjoyed by vast numbers of people around the world. It’s a hobby that’s growing in popularity here in Ireland as more people discover the joy that watching birds can bring. From following the antics of common birds at our garden feeders, to appreciating the birds of the […]

Birding for Beginners: getting to know your local birds

In this feature, the second in our four-part series on beginning birdwatching in association with Meopta Optics, we take a look at your garden birds, your local patch, and how getting to know them better can help you improve as a birder. It’s tempting when you’re just getting started with bird watching to head immediately […]

Birding for Beginners: bird watching equipment

In this feature, the third in our four-part series on beginning birdwatching in association with Meopta Optics, we take a look at some of the equipment owned by birders, and how choosing the right equipment will help you to develop your bird watching skills. While it’s true that all you need to start your bird watching […]

Birding for Beginners: The Next Steps

In this, the final  feature in our four-part series on beginning birdwatching in association with Meopta Optics, we take a look at some ways you can take your budding birding hobby to the next level. Birding is an exciting and diverse hobby that has something for everybody. One of the real beauties of catching the bird watching […]

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