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From Independence to Emancipation Day

— On Juneteenth, I celebrate the strength and resilience of Black people who fought for their freedom—and still strive for equity.

Celebrating Black Conservation Heroes at the Sharon Audubon Center

— In honor of Black History Month, Sharon Audubon Center partnered with a local high school to inform visitors about conservation heroes of color.
Birders take part in Tucson Audubon Birdability Field Trip at Sweetwater Wetlands Reserve in Tucson, Arizona. Rhianyon Larson

Introducing Birdability Week

— A new initiative from Audubon and its partners to make the outdoors accessible for everyone. Here's how you can help.

Audubon Spotlight: Mike Fernandez Is Creating His Own Path in Conservation

— Audubon's video producer reflects on his relationship with birds, wildlife, and his Latinx identity.
As a part of National Hispanic Heritage Month participants young and old enjoy a campfire as Owl Prowl winds down at Seward Park Audubon Center in Seattle, Wash. in October of 2018. Grant Hindsley

Want to Make the Outdoors for Everyone? We Have Tips on How to Do That.

— Audubon nature center staffers from across the country share advice on how to make birding more inclusive to non-English speaking communities.
Tykee James, center, listens to Audubon volunteers share their experiences speaking with members of Congress while advocating for forage fish during the D.C. Grassroots Fly In Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Luke Franke/Audubon

Audubon Spotlight: Tykee James Builds Coalitions to Create Change

— As Audubon's government affairs coordinator emerges as a leading voice for equity and inclusion, he reflects on the barometers of racial progress.

What White Birders Can Learn From Amy Cooper About Their Own Racism

— Outrage isn't enough. Robin DiAngelo, the author of ‘White Fragility,’ explains why the birding community must examine itself.

Hiking Trails and Maps Often Exclude People With Disabilities. This Group Is Changing That.

— Started by Syren Nagakyrie, Disabled Hikers aims to make the outdoors more accessible for a diversity of people and marginalized communities.
Christine Lin, far left, on a work trip to Maurepas Swamp near New Orleans, Louisiana. Dominic Arenas/Audubon

Celebrating Identity Is Connected to Christine Lin's Relationship With the Land

— Audubon's social media producer reflects on her relationship with the environment and embracing her identities.
Sarus Cranes. Shivang Mehta/Alamy

How Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month and Birds Intersect

— From timeless paintings to avian-inspired martial arts, here's how we are appreciating birds during Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.