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Webinar: Black Birders Week – Beginner Birders

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May 31 at 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

The third annual Black Birders Week (May 29–June 4) will feature a 3-part webinar series exploring the social aspects of birdwatching. Birding can be an individual activity but it’s much more enjoyable with a community of birders. In the age of COVID, and in the age of social media, how are birders connecting? Join the organizers of Black Birders Week to explore the importance of social connections in claiming your birding identity.

In part 2 of the series, panelists will discuss the experiences of beginner and intermediate birders. The panel will focus on what can be done to make the experience of new birders more welcoming, and address what might prevent someone from claiming the “birder” identity. This panel will focus on inclusion in birding from the perspective of birders who are just getting their feet wet within the birding community.

Black Birders Week is organized by BlackAFinSTEM, which creates and maintains the schedules, events, and hashtags. BlackAFinSTEM is a group of young professionals in the STEM fields. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is partnering with Black Birders Week to help these important conversations reach a larger audience.

Black birders week photo of panelists

Details

Date:
May 31
Time:
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Category:
Virtual Program

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