In March, PIBO launched the Graeme Gibson Prismáticos Project, an outreach program in which we collect much-loved but no-longer-needed binoculars and spotting scopes in Ontario and distribute them to school classrooms and conservation groups and individuals in central Mexico. If you have a pair of binoculars you are no longer using, you can give them new life with a recipient in Mexico, where birding is a doorway to environmental awareness, and birding optics are too expensive for most people.

Fill out a Donor Form and bring your binocular donation to Springsong where you’ll find a “Bins Bin”—or mail them to the address listed [link]. We’ll send you a thank-you letter, and when donations are distributed in Mexico, we’ll publish in the PIBO newsletter, The Auspice, regular accounts of where the optics have gone, who is using them, and how your generosity has helped further the cause of bird conservation and nature preservation in Mexico. You will be helping PIBO bring Nature into sharper focus.

Young Mexican boy surveying the world for the first through binoculars
Photo by Rodrigo López