Black Birders Matter
Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion is hard work and is a challenge for all nonprofits including conservation and environmental groups such as Audubon.
Please find our Statement of Diversity within the Pelican Island Audubon Society.
Birding While Black Videos
Four days after a video of a racist incident in New York’s Central Park swept across the internet, birder Corina Newsome posted a video to Twitter.
“For far too long, Black people in the United States have been shown that outdoor exploration activities are not for us,” she said, standing before a backdrop of lush spring foliage. “Whether it be the way the media chooses to present who is the ‘outdoorsy’ type, or the racism Black people experience when we do explore the outdoors, as we saw recently in Central Park. Well, we’ve decided to change that narrative.”
Bird-Watching While Black: A Wildlife Ecologist Shares His Tips