Birding For All is a relatively young organisation seeking to improve access for people with disabilities to reserves, facilities and services for birding. We have members across the world but the majority live in the UK. There is a separate chapter in the USA. When set up in 2000 it was known as the disabled birders association but changed its name to Birding For All in 2010 in order to be more inclusive, after all there is no improvement to facilities, services or equipment designed to improve access for disabled people that makes them worse for anyone else, indeed, improvements for disabled people may well improve things for all sorts of people, young and old, of both genders and all abilities.
We would never compromise the needs of birds or other wildlife with our push to get better access for people, but do believe that good design that gives access to people with mobility problems etc. improves access for EVERYBODY. Half our members have a disability and half do not - we welcome all as it will only be by an alliance of disabled and able-bodied people that change will happen. Please join us - Membership is FREE for all.
Feel free to contact us with news, ideas or reports on reserves etc. If you are going to check access on your local patch or local reserve please print and use the form we have on line - so we can compare like with like.
Every year we have a stall at the British Birdwatching Fair - Come and meet us there.
Welcome to our website - constructed by professionals for us in line with our new “professional” image.
It's important that we take our image seriously - whilst we remain a member-led organisation always happy to be informal, relaxed and light-hearted amongst ourselves we need to show our professionalism to the outside world if we are to bring about the changes we all want. We are already being taken seriously by the leading service providers – and this is starting to pay real dividends in changes to facilities to make reserves more accessible for us all.
R Crombet-Beolens - Founder
Look around the site for Trip Reports - Optics Advice - Reserve Access Information and much more.
Membership is free but please help us recruit more members and promote our message by making an online donation.
Thank you for your support.
Birding For All could not continue to operate without the help of a number of major sponsors including charitable trusts and commercial sponsors.
Our thanks especially go to:
The John Spedan Lewis Foundation - they have helped us several times since we set up and their generosity and, even more important, their understanding of what we are trying to do has been a major encouragement.
Swarovski Optik - this internationally respected telescope and binocular maker has supported us great in every year of our existence by donating optics for us to use to raise money through raffles, auctions etc.
Opticron - this internationally respected telescope and binocular maker has supported us great in every year of our existence by donating optics for us to use to raise money through raffles, auctions etc.
Zeiss - this internationally respected telescope and binocular maker has supported us great in every year of our existence by subsidising the stand we take at the British Bird Fair
Other commercial enterprises, whose support has been generous include: Birdguides, Birding Ecotours, Fatbirder, NHBS, Sarus Bird Tours, Wildsounds.
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