Re: Access-friendly Birding Sites

Subject: Re: Access-friendly Birding Sites
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 14:39:37 +1000
Both Terry and Ralph want information about access-friendly birding sites. 
 I appreciate that birding can entail scrambling up mountains, or through 
semi-jungle, or wading chest-deep through rising tides (as Ralph put it) 
but this needn't be the case.

If you have access to a motor vehicle I can think of lots of great places 
to go birding and not go more than a few metres from the car.  It would be 
fair to say that on the 2001 twitchathon our team recorded a very high 
proportion of our 218 species without venturing more than 20 metres from 
the car. 

The Capertee Valley is a great place to bird without necessarily requiring 
a lot of walking.  A lot of the birds are seen along the roadsides (a 
point that has the locals concerned that it is only a matter of time 
before a birder becomes roadkill - and only have themselves to blame). 
There is a well known wheel chair bound twitcher in Sydney that regular 
birds the Capertee Valley.

Its worth a thought.


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