MPR News: It’s the perfect time of year to go birding. Here’s how to get started.
Read the original article here. Cathy Wurzer and Ellen Finn April 17, 2023 12:36 PM An eastern bluebird perches on a metal feeder. Eastern bluebirds were hit hard by last year’s cold snap in the South and drought in Minnesota. Sharon Stiteler Share Despite the recent confusing weather hot and cold snaps, it is still […]
UBC response to Audubon
The Urban Bird Collective builds an alternative as mainstream birding world doubles down on its racist past By: UBC Board of Directors and Leaders With the National Audubon Society’s recent decision to not change its name, the environmental conservation movement reminds us of the racism it still embodies. Audubon, one of the largest birding organizations […]
Minneapolis Parks Foundation: The Urban Bird Collective provides Outdoor Birding Activities for BIPOC and LGBTQ Individuals across the Twin Cities
Read the original article here. by Madeleine Koski | December 19, 2022 The Urban Bird Collective was founded by Monica Bryand in 2018 to support birdwatchers of different skill levels in leading walks in their own neighborhoods. They work to create safe and welcoming spaces for all communities, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ […]
Sahan Journal: People of color, LGBTQ birdwatchers find camaraderie at the Urban Bird Collective.
Read the original article here. Monica Bryand founded the Urban Bird Collective in 2018 to give BIPOC and LGBTQ individuals a safe place to enjoy birdwatching and the outdoors. The group now has hundreds of members from diverse backgrounds. By NOOR ADWAN JUNE 21, 2022 The Urban Bird Collective offers a space for BIPOC and […]
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: Making the Outdoors Inclusive for Everyone
Read the original article here. April 22, 2022 The great outdoors are abundant in Minnesota, but does that mean everyone is able to take advantage of them? by Cynthia Maya Urban Bird Collective Historically, outdoor recreation has predominantly been a white, wealthy, able-bodied and male dominated space. While there have been shifts to change that, […]
MN Dept. of Natural Resources: The Urban Bird Collective brings an inclusive spirit to the Twin Cities birdwatching scene.
Read the original article here. July–August 2021 Keith Goetzman On a quiet Sunday morning in May, a small group of birders pauses on a path at the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary in south Minneapolis, training their binoculars on a tiny bird flitting and bobbing aside a muddy, bramble-covered pond. It’s a Louisiana waterthrush, a […]
Star Tribune: St. Paul group among those working to broaden the face of bird-watching
Read the original article here. Getting underserved communities outdoors is a matter of making them feel safe. By Val Cunningham Contributing writer AUGUST 4, 2020 — 11:00PM PROVIDED BY URBAN BIRDING COLLECTIVE Urban Birding Collective members keep their eyes on the skies. Now in its third year, the collective has 20 active members and a […]