Feminist Bird Club

FBC members pose behind a Great Blue Heron in San Francisco.
Feminist Bird Club (FBC) members in San Francisco pose behind a Great Blue Heron.

The Feminist Bird Club (FBC) is dedicated to promoting inclusivity in birding while fundraising and providing a safe opportunity for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, BIPOC, and women to connect with the natural world.

Feminist Bird Club logo.

The Feminist Bird Club was founded by Molly Adams in 2016 as a way to leverage both their passion for birds and their passion for social justice into a cohesive whole. Since then, the Feminist Bird Club has expanded to chapters across North America and in the Netherlands

Our goal is two-fold: Make birding and the outdoors inclusive and affirming to people who may not have safe access to it, and leverage people’s passion for the environment and social justice to help create lasting social change. More simply put: There is no reason why we can’t celebrate birds and support our most cherished beliefs in equity and justice at the same time. For us, it’s not either/or.

Resources from FBC:

Chapters and Sibling Clubs – Find one near you. If a chapter or sibling club doesn’t exist where you are, you can try to start your own.

How does the Feminist Bird Club fit into land trust’s scope of work?

The Feminist Bird Club has 20 chapters in the United States and three international chapters. Land trusts may consider reaching out to partner with their local FBC chapter to not only increase their outreach and monitoring capacity, but also to expand their partnership to communities that are often overlooked in the conservation sector. Some ideas for partnership include: FBC-led bird walks on land trust properties, bird monitoring through eBird or NestWatch, FBC-led bird identification workshops, etc.