A Nikon monocular can be one of your most useful tools, whether you're a birder, a nature-watcher, or a hunter. A monocular is a small type of spotting scope that doesn't require a tripod and is easily transported. Some models of Nikon monoculars can fit in a purse, backpack or even your pocket! Nikon manufactures their monoculars for portability to rugged environments, keeping you from the frustration of wishing you had your binoculars. Keep a magnified monocular on hand for when you need to take a quick look at distant objects - bird, deer, landscape, or anything else - and for those times when your full Nikon spotting scope would just be too big to carry. With a monocular by Nikon on hand, you've always got a field scope when you need it.