Christian Cooper and Amy Tan got here to birding from very totally different paths. Cooper had discovered refuge in birding as a baby, lengthy earlier than the Central Park incident that introduced him to nationwide consideration. For Tan, birding was a more moderen discovery, prompted by a necessity for an outlet away from political occasions.
For each, birding has been a robust supply of solace and neighborhood. In a free, dwell dialogue on Thursday, June 22, 1 p.m. Jap, Cooper, the creator of the brand new e book “Higher Residing By Birding,” and Tan, creator of the forthcoming e book “The Yard Hen Chronicles,” will discuss concerning the transcendent energy of birding and the challenges and the rewards of navigating a predominantly white pastime as individuals of shade. The dialog shall be hosted by Dodai Stewart, a birding fanatic and a Metro author for The New York Occasions.
We’ll additionally inform you how one can begin birding as a part of The New York Occasions summer season birding challenge. Hundreds of individuals have already signed as much as study extra about birds and to assist scientists accumulate birding information through the summer season season, when fewer observations are sometimes submitted. Alan Burdick, an editor on the science desk at The Occasions, will converse with Jenna Curtis of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology concerning the significance of gathering this information. Plus, you’ll hear suggestions from different birders.