RAA & DEC Birding Workshop Registration
Thank you for registering for the Adaptive & Inclusive Birding Workshop!

LOCATION: Donald Schlieter Lodge at Braddock's Bay Park, 199 E. Manitou Rd, 14612

WHAT: An intro to birding workshop designed to let guests explore the world of birds and bird-watching! Guests will be invited to traverse a portion of Braddock Bay Park with experienced birders, watching and listening as you learn about the special habitat at this site and the variety of birds which frequent the hedgerows, trees, and water's edges.

DEC Staff will be on hand to talk about NYS DEC lands and wildlife management. Volunteer staff from the Braddock Bay Raptor Research group will guide us during the event. Representatives from local/area birding groups will be on hand to provide information on how you can CONTINUE your exploration of birding after the event. And RAA Staff and volunteers will be available to assist along the way!

For first-timers and new-to-birding folks; great for families to explore this together. Binoculars will be provided; bring your own if you have a pair!

WHEN: October 19th, 4:30-6:30PM

Please wear weather-appropriate clothing. It will most likely be chilly by dusk!
We will follow Covid-19 safety protocols to ensure the safety of all guests, staff, and volunteers during the event. By registering here, you agree to follow those measures at the time of the event. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe and healthy!

Completing this Registration Form is required for participation. You can complete it online or on the day of the event at the event site. All participants must sign the Liability Waiver on site the day of the event.

If you need a Sign Language Interpreter, please complete the Registration Form and indicate your need in the appropriate question box by 5:00PM October 14th so we have time to arrange that.

We will begin at the Donald Schlieter Lodge which provides a wide paved parking area with 3 marked accessible parking spaces.

You will have the opportunity to traverse from the Lodge to a boardwalk and to a viewing platform. These traverses will be at a SLOW pace, led by a Guide, with frequent stops along the way to listen and watch for birds and learn about identification. There are no benches along this path except at the viewing platform; you can bring a portable chair if you'd like to sit during the guided tour.

Approximate distances and descriptions:
Parking to Lodge: 156 feet, paved
Lodge to Boardwalk: 703 feet. Path is at least 36 in wide, with relatively flat slope, 1-2% gradient. Mostly unpaved, gravel and grass mixture
Boardwalk to Viewing Platform: 272 feet. Path is at least 36 inches wide, gravel and grass mixture, with some washout due to runoff. Slope is less that 5%; mostly 2-3% in this area.
The Viewing Platform is an option during the event, with a 'switchback' type ramp with flat landing between slopes. Handrails are present. The viewing deck has some benches available. Additional benches are at the base of the platform in the grass.

Let's Go Birding Together!

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