I did an 8 mile loop at Monte Bello today to catch some wildflowers. I recently bought a pair of binoculars, so I took those along with me. I was able to use the binoculars (and a birding app) to identify a Stellar Jay, a Spotted Towhee, and an Acorn Woodpecker. Plus I watched some Turkey Vultures soaring for a while. Overall I'm pretty stoked about the binoculars, definitely a good decision.