The Mid-Coast Audubon‘s series of nature talks in partnership with the Camden Public Library continues with an online program about Easy Ways to Increase Access and Inclusion for Disabled Birders.
Join us online via Zoom on February 16th at 6 pm. Use this link to register and attend on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nMEeNI_HQIGH4KS-djV-7Q
We can get so much out of birding: a fun activity to enjoy, a sense of community, the therapeutic benefits from time spent in nature… Unfortunately, there are barriers to birding and the outdoors that many people with various access challenges experience. The good news is, we can often do something about it! Learn basic disability etiquette for birders, broaden your idea of what birding is, and learn practical, replicable strategies to make birding locations more accessible and bird-related programming more inclusive for disabled birders.
Presenter Freya McGregor (she/her), OTR/L, CIG is a disabled birder and an occupational therapist. Freya co-founded the nonprofit Birdability, and now provides consulting and training through her business Access Birding to empower birders and nature organizations to be confident agents of change in improving access and inclusion for disabled birders. Her clinical background is in blindness and low vision services, and her ‘dodgy’ knee creates an access challenge for her. Freya has written about access, inclusion, disability and birding for Audubon magazine, Birding magazine, and the LA Times, and is currently writing A Field Guide to Accessible Birding in North America, to be published by Princeton University Press.