Birding for Visually Impaired Participants
Join us for a bird walk designed for a blind or visually impaired audience. This program is co-led by Jerry Berrier, a blind birder who has been birding by ear for over 50 years, and Brendan Keegan, an Arboretum Horticulturist and naturalist. Together, Jerry and Brendan will reveal the birds of the Arboretum through detailed verbal descriptions and by teaching participants the art of birding by ear.
Accessibility: This tour will take place entirely on paved roads inside the Arboretum. The route is relatively flat and is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers. The tour will cover one mile or less, depending how quickly the group moves. Service animals are welcome. The Arboretum will provide sighted guides for participants who request one on the registration form.
Audience: This program is geared towards adults.
Inclement weather policy: Participants will be notified via email at least 24 hours in advance if a program needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, and will be notified by phone if a program must be cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice. Click here to view our full inclement weather policy. If you have questions about the status of a program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Visitor Center desk between 10:00am and 4:00pm at (617) 384-5209.