#BlackBirdersWeek aims to raise awareness, grow community

Just four days after the encounter between a white dog walker and African American birdwatcher Christian Cooper, a group of approximately 30 Black scientists, birders, and outdoor explorers have created a new awareness campaign to encourage birding among more people of color.

The project is called #BlackBirdersWeek, and it will take place from Sunday, May 31, through Friday, June 5. Anyone who is interested should follow the hashtag #BlackBirdersWeek on Twitter and Instagram.

Black Birders Week Events
Black Birders Week Events

Activities will begin on Sunday with #BlackInNature “to celebrate Black nature enthusiasts everywhere.” A two-hour Q&A on Twitter with the hashtag #AskABlackBirder is also slated. See the full list of events at right.

For more on these events please see the full source article here.

If you are a birder or interested in birds or birding, no matter your race, please feel free to attend any events posted to our events calendar. We welcome you to participate and join us! Due to Covid-19 most events have been suspended, so please check back.