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Black Birders Week 2024

May 25   |   10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Black Birders Week 2024 is Here!!! 🐦🐦‍⬛🐦🐦‍⬛


The fifth annual Black Birders Week will be held from May 26 through June 1, 2024. This annual week of in-person bird walks, educational talks, and community events highlights the intersection of birding, Black communities, Black culture, and environmental justice. This year, environmental groups across Connecticut will host a series of local events for Birders of all experience levels to attend.

Black Birders Week was started in 2020 by a group of young Black scientists and bird watchers in response to the series of highly publicized negative encounters between Black people and members of both law enforcement and the general public, particularly the Central Park incident involving Black birder, science writer, and now National Geographic show host Christian Cooper.

Since 2020, the reach of Black Birders Week and the larger Black in STEM movement it inspired has expanded worldwide and spread to a variety of science fields, from botany and geology to marine science and astronomy.

Connecticut Black Birders Week Events

All events will begin at 10 AM.

Events are hosted by Aspetuck Land Trust, the Connecticut Land Conservation Council, the Sierra Club Connecticut, and Gather New Haven. Black attendance and participation in these events are prioritized, although all are welcome.


May 25
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Connecticut Land Conservation Council
Aspetuck Land Trust
Private: Sierra Club Connecticut
Gather New Haven


Connecticut Land Conservation Council – DeKoven House
27 Washington Street
Middletown, CT 06457 United States
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