Black Birders Week: The Next Generation
May 30th, 2021
Red Jacket Riverfront Park
This event is part of the second annual Black Birders Week, a weeklong series of events aimed at increasing the visibility of black birders and celebrating cultural diversity in the birding and naturalist communities. This event is specifically designed to provide a culturally relevant experience for kids of color and their caregivers to experience the joys of nature in new ways.
Join naturalist and teacher Marcus Rosten and the Western New York Land Conservancy to learn all about the many amazing feathered creatures that call Buffalo home! Participants are sure to see many different types of birds that live in our region, or are just passing through. If we're lucky, we'll get to see Belted Kingfishers, Baltimore Orioles, Green Herons, Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, and maybe a Black-throated Green Warbler! Buffalo Audubon Society will provide binoculars, and Marcus will help you identify many of the beautiful winged creatures that live right in your neighborhood. As a bonus, you'll get a peek at the DL&W railroad corridor that will one day become The Riverline, a nature trail and greenway in the heart of downtown Buffalo.
Due to COVID-precautions, the event is limited to 8 kids plus 1 adult per child for a total of sixteen participants.