Haley Scott on Main Bird Walks



Haley Scott on Main Bird Walks

Written by Conor Gearin

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Haley Scott leads hen walks with the Feminist Bird Membership in New York Metropolis. And he or she tries to make her walks snug for newcomers and skilled birders alike.

Haley Scott: You recognize, everybody’s information of birds is completely different, so like if somebody doesn’t know a quite common species, typically folks could be judgmental. So I attempt to not be judgmental. And I’m constantly studying new birds as I am going alongside as nicely. I attempt to be as open to newcomers … we’re all within the course of collectively, we’re all studying the birds collectively. And if we don’t know we are able to determine it out collectively. Like there are assets for us to determine it out through the stroll, you recognize? 

[Saltmarsh Sparrow song, ML 93807821, 0:02-0:04]

Haley Scott: So typically I am going on a stroll that I’m main, in a park that I’m very accustomed to, however then I’ll get a lifer hen — a hen that I’ve by no means seen earlier than. 

Like when she noticed her first Saltmarsh Sparrow, Haley was so excited to share it with the group.

[Saltmarsh Sparrow song, ML 93807821, 0:02-0:04]

She values the inclusive strategy of the Feminist Bird Membership and makes certain that contributors, particularly folks from traditionally excluded backgrounds, really feel welcome on her walks.

Haley Scott: [6:38] After I began birdwatching, I used to be birdwatching in a spot that’s predominantly white. And there have been occasions once I felt uncomfortable being in an area the place I’m the one particular person of coloration in a bunch that’s going to have a look at birds. So I welcome everybody from all backgrounds. The Feminist Bird Membership particularly, I simply love the truth that it’s such a various group, and in addition open to studying extra about different folks’s backgrounds via connection via birding.

To be taught extra in regards to the Feminist Bird Membership and to discover a chapter close to you, go to our web site, BirdNote dot org. I’m Conor Gearin.


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Content material Director: Allison Wilson
Producer: Mark Bramhill
Managing Producer: Conor Gearin
Bird sounds supplied by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Saltmarsh Sparrow ML 93807821 recorded by A. Spencer.
BirdNote’s theme was composed and performed by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
© 2022 BirdNote      Might 2022      Narrator: Conor Gearin

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