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Bird Enthusiasts Take Over Social Media for #BlackBirdersWeek

Because nature lovers are just as diverse as nature itself.

June 04, 2021

The second annual Black Birders Week officially began May 30th and will conclude on June 5th. Black Birders week is a time to celebrate birds of all species and promote diversity within the nature community.

The initiative was born after New York City birder, Christian Cooper, became the target of a racially charged encounter in Central Park. The incident sparked conversation among Black naturalists, leading to The BlackAFInSTEM Collective (BAFiS), the organization which launched #BlackBirdersWeek.

Black Birders Week is a 7-day virtual event that uses social media to connect birders of all backgrounds with one another. The event also encompasses various virtual activities for bird lovers to interact and engage in. Each day represents a different theme for those participating to post photos and videos while sharing experiences and connecting. For more information visit the official website.

Everyone can support the trailblazing work of organizers @BlackAFInSTEM, amplify and celebrate using the hashtag #BlackBirdersWeek2021.

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