Birding For Everybody

Virginia Rose, founder of Birdability, out birding. Photo by Mike Fernandez/Audubon

In Collaboration with Birdability

We want birding to be an activity that is welcoming, inclusive, and accessible to every person. Using Birdability’s resources, we want to grow an international effort to make public birding more available to everybody no matter their mobility, vision, hearing, or neurodiverse abilities.

As a part of your participation in the Great Backyard Bird Count, consider contributing to Birdability’s Map!


Map A Birding Site

Birdability Map, 2021.

In an effort to better communicate the conditions of public birding locations around the world, Birdability invites you to add to their map of public places to bird. Help others learn ahead of time the trail conditions, hours, amenities, or other important information on the accessibility of locations.


Service Learning Project

Photo by Kathy Wall/GBBC.

If you are a youth educator or mentor, consider adding to the Birdability Map for a service learning project. Go birding over the 4-day count, then add as many details as you can about the location to the map. Every body will benefit from knowing ahead of time if a location provides the amenities they need to feel safe, welcome, and included while birding.


Submit Photos

A group of people birding with different mobility challenges.
Accessible outing lead by Birdability. Photo by Freya McGregor.

We rely on photos from participants to provide representative pictures of people engaged in birding. Please consider sharing images of yourself, friends, or family while birding. Pictures can speak a 1000 words and we want all people to feel welcome and included in birding.