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#Blackbirders week is forever! Much appreciation to Corina Newsome for letting me paint her likeness for this celebratory piece. She’s a wildlife conservationist, co-organizer of #blackbirdersweek, and just an incredible voice of both the work and hope ahead. ❤️ @hood__naturalist! Also check out #blackwomenwhobird for more amazing voices. To all part of #blackbirdersweek and beyond, thank you. If this gift to the world slipped you by, pop over to @blackafinstem and #birdingwhileblack. Another great place to jump in: you can also still watch the two livestream panel recordings on Audubon’s Facebook page. Listen in on Black birders geeking out over nature (Chris Cooper identifies the birdcall of another participant’s clock alarm that chimes in the background, it’s great!), and sharing experiences and emotions of birding while Black. They also generously offer ways for non-Black people (like myself) to better listen and challenge the many spaces we move through with privilege. Breathing, birding, being, Black lives matter.