Advice for disabled birdwatchers
Birdwatching is a pastime that can be enjoyed by everyone. These pages give some practical advice to birdwatchers with special needs and tell you where to get more information.
While it is definitely worth making the effort to visit reserves and accessible areas of countryside on foot or in a wheelchair so you can enjoy them to the full, don't forget that you can do a lot of good birdwatching from a car or public roads.
You can identify places where this is possible by looking at large-scale maps such as those in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series, or by consulting the many publications describing good birdwatching sites. And remember, a car can be a very handy hide!
There are many nature reserves, country parks, forests and other open spaces throughout the UK, which are excellent for birdwatching.
However, as birds are all around us, you don't need to go far to enjoy them. Watching birds from the window, wherever you are, can provide hours of pleasure and interest. If you have a garden, there are many ways to attract more birds to it and bring them closer to your window.