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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

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Ruffled Feathers

Relax with a joke, a story, or anything else of interest - treat this as an off-topic bar after a long day's birding! – Edit your preferences to opt in
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Bird Forum Fun Quizzes (3 Viewers)

Test your knowledge - are you a super brain or a bird brain?
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Rare Bird News (37 Viewers) Rare bird information. news, discussion and rarity photos.

Rare Bird Information

Rare bird information. News and Discussion
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UK Rarity Photographs

Photos of UK Rarities
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Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes (8 Viewers)

So what's in your garden, back yard or on your bird table?
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Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature (40 Viewers)

Splits, lumps, and shuffles? The place to learn about & discuss the latest scientific findings, as well as the various species concepts behind them
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Live Bird Webcams

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Questions and Answers on this important topic
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Discussion on Bird Behaviour
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Migration (3 Viewers)

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Sea Watch

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Gulls (1 Viewer)

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Discussion on wildlife & environmental conservation
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Vacational Trip Reports (7 Viewers)

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Your Local Patch (12 Viewers) Ask Questions & Discuss Your Local Patch, And Geographically Specific Info Requests.

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Local area/patch reports & information requests
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Computers, Birding Software And The Internet (1 Viewer)

This is the place to ask questions and discuss computers, internet, rarity alert devices & Birding software.
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Opus Discussion (2 Viewers) Discussion for the BirdForum Opus

Opus Discussion Area (2 Viewers)

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Photos of New Species for Opus

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The ZEISS Experience

ZEISS Nature Observation (2 Viewers)

Always on the lookout for something special.
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The Most Important Optical Parameters (4 Viewers)

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Innovative Technologies

ZEISS products come with several innovative technologies, which have been developed over the past years. These articles provide some information on light transmission, coatings and our optical design in general.
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Conservation Projects (1 Viewer)

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Binoculars & Spotting Scopes (65 Viewers)

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Optics and Astronomy

All things Astronomical
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Retailers and Dealers Offers (1 Viewer)

This forum is for retailers and dealers offers to BF members. Only retailers and dealers with written permission from admin may advertise here.
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Photography, Digiscoping & Art (9 Viewers)

Photo Critique

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Wildlife Art (2 Viewers)

The forum for discussing painting and sketching of all forms of wildife art
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Macro Photography

Natural History Macro Photography
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Your Favourite Pictures From The Gallery (1 Viewer)

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General Outdoor Equipment (7 Viewers)

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Subforums on Clothing and Equipment Insurance.
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Bird Sounds Recording (1 Viewer)

Equipment, technique & results.
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Watches in the Field

Sports watches or other watches for outdoor pursuits
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Reptiles and Amphibians (1 Viewer)

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Butterflies and Moths (3 Viewers)

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Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More (2 Viewers)

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Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs (3 Viewers)

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Land Based Mammals
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Cetaceans & Marine Life (2 Viewers)

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Bats

Discussion on bats
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Other Wildlife (2 Viewers)

A forum to discuss all the wildlife not covered in other forums.
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