During this pandemic the interest in birding soared to new heights. It is a fun and rewarding activity that can safely be done outdoors whether at a park, in your neighborhood or even your own backyard. It’s inexpensive and easy to do for most people. If, however you have a disability, it can be more challenging.
Our Birding For All program is a multi-pronged initiative to make birding more accessible to people with disabilities by reducing the financial, programmatic and physical barriers that prevent participation in this healthy and rewarding past-time.
Program components includes:
Virtual programming to introduce the joys and benefits of birding
Naturalist led and socially distanced bird-watching hikes
Adapted birding equipment and binocular loan program
Inclusion trainings to local birding organizations
Accessible birding locations on the Access Northern California website
Binocular Donation Program:
Do you have a spare pair of binoculars in good working condition that you no longer use? Donate them to our Birding For All program and we will make sure that they go to a person with a disability.
4 easy ways to donate:
1. Mail your binoculars (pdf form instructions here)
2. Drop off your binoculars at our office (pdf form instructions here)
3. We will pick up them up if you live within a 5 mile radius of our office (contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-524-2026)
4. Don’t have any binoculars but would like to make a donation so that we can buy a pair
This project is made possible by a Craig H. Neilsen grant.