Birding, Race, and Inclusion
- The New Yorker talks to Corina Newsome, one of the organizers of #BlackBirdersWeek. “I’m always on guard. I try to prominently display my gear. Even if I don’t see a bird, if I see white folks approaching me, I immediately look through my binoculars. I need them to know what I’m doing. There’s no way I’m going in a remote area, or the woods, without a white person as cover.”
- Recordings of two conversations among Black birders are available here and here
- An ABA podcast looks back on Black Birders Week, and more importantly, looks ahead.
- PBS Nova and Christian Cooper talk birding and inclusion.
Blogs and other highlights
- A rare Terek Sandpiper in Rhode Island, chased by boat: “Having the boat as our mode of transport was looking rather fortuitous. We decided to give it a shot.”
- The White-throated Sparrow is changing its song, and Canada is not happy about it.
- IUsedtoHateBirds keeps it real: “Black lives matter and wear a fucking mask.”
- NPR’s Short Wave does a Birding 101 podcast.
- Seagull Steve distracts us with always welcome Costa Rica trip reports