“Now may just be the perfect time to take up the meditative, educational, and inclusive hobby known as birding — an easy social-distancing activity year-round, including the fall and winter months… While birding is a relatively accessible hobby in general, some may find it challenging to get into.”
Jenni Moore, in an article published online by Travel Oregon talks about various challenges that beginner birders face, including specific barriers to BIPOC communities. One such barrier is that many people of color do not feel sate outdoors.
In her article, Moore highlights Sam DeJarnett, an independent bird educator and owner of the podcast, Always be Birdin’. Sam’s mission is to get new people interested in birding by helping to overcome barriers that make birding less accessible. DeJarnett leads birding walks for Wild Diversity that attract groups representing a broad range of demographics. She helps the BIPOC community, as well as other beginner birders, find their place in the birding community.
To learn more about how DeJarnett and other partners are working to make birding a more accessible and inclusive activity, CLICK HERE to read Moore’s article titled Oregon Birding For Beginners.