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Test your knowledge - are you a super brain or a bird brain?
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Rare Bird News (27 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 (2 Viewers)

Photos of UK Rarities
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Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes (3 Viewers)

So what's in your garden, back yard or on your bird table?
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Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature (21 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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Questions and Answers on this important topic
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Discussion on Bird Behaviour
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Gulls (3 Viewers)

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Conservation

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Your Local Patch (18 Viewers) Ask Questions & Discuss Your Local Patch, And Geographically Specific Info Requests.

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Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD (6 Viewers)

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Photos of New Species for Opus

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The ZEISS Experience

ZEISS Nature Observation

Always on the lookout for something special.
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The Most Important Optical Parameters (2 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

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Binoculars & Spotting Scopes (61 Viewers)

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Optics and Astronomy (3 Viewers)

All things Astronomical
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Retailers and Dealers Offers (9 Viewers)

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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Macro Photography (4 Viewers)

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

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

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Watches in the Field (1 Viewer)

Sports watches or other watches for outdoor pursuits
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Nature In General (4 Viewers)

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Butterflies and Moths (2 Viewers)

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Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More (1 Viewer)

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Land Based Mammals
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Bats (1 Viewer)

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