#BlackBirdersWeek 2021: Celebrating The Joy Of Birds : Short Wave #BlackBirdersWeek emerged last year from a groundswell of support for Christian Cooper, a Black man and avid birder, who was harassed by a white woman while birding in Central Park. This year is all about celebrating Black joy. Co-organizer Deja Perkins talks about how the week went and why it's important to observe nature wherever you live.

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#BlackBirdersWeek 2021: Celebrating The Joy Of Birds

#BlackBirdersWeek 2021: Celebrating The Joy Of Birds

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Deja Perkins is an urban ecologist, bird watcher, and an organizer of Black Birders Week. Deja Perkins hide caption

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Deja Perkins

Deja Perkins is an urban ecologist, bird watcher, and an organizer of Black Birders Week.

Deja Perkins

#BlackBirdersWeek emerged last year from a groundswell of support for Christian Cooper, a Black man and avid birder, who was harassed by a white woman while birding in Central Park. This year is all about celebrating Black joy. Co-organizer Deja Perkins talks about how the week went and why it's important to observe nature wherever you live.

Watch Deja Perkins moderate a discussion with falconer Rodney Stotts:

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Send us your birding highlights! We're at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced and edited by Gisele Grayson and Rebecca Ramirez. Indi Khera checked the facts.