Birdability.org To Promote Birding for Mainers
I found a website that could be handy if you or someone you know is a birder. In case you don't know, a birder is someone who is a bird watcher.
What makes this even more unique the site helps people to find and share sites to go birdwatching that is accessible for people with "mobility challenges, blindness or low vision, chronic illness, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental illness, and those who are neurodivergent, deaf or hard of hearing or who have other health concerns" according to their website birdability.org. The goal is also to help introduce the world of birding to people who may not have had the chance to experience nature in this way and how to be an inclusive birder.
There were four sites in Maine that are on the map and many more around the nation. I know there are more places that could be considered accessible. The locations that could be considered have parking areas that are smooth and have enough room, sites that have level, and use paths, few or no steps or gates, have benches, shade, and accessible bathrooms.
This a really nice website, and if you're looking for a local place to go and get outside, they have ideas.
If you want to contribute a location, learn more about accessibility and inclusion, and birding…birdability.org is for you.
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