Rules for the black birdwatcher

2 minutes

‘Never wear a hoodie’ and other crucial rules for birding while black

An eloquent advocate for ethnic diversity in ecology and environmental studies, J Drew Lanham of Clemson University has developed a helpful set of field rules for his (very few) fellow black birdwatchers. In this short video, he gives a rundown of some of his best birding tips, including, vitally: ‘If you’re gonna bird at night, you better be careful.’ You can read Lanham’s full set of rules at Orion Magazine.

Producer: Ari Daniel

Video by BirdNote

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