Black birders are taking flight in l.A. Here’s How to join them.

Black birders have found community in Los Angeles because of online movements to change America’s perception of who spends leisure time outdoors.

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About MAYA

Maya Richard-Craven is a journalist from Pasadena, CA. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2016, and serves on the the USC Lambda Alumni Board. Her work has appeared in: The LA Times, USA TODAY, The Boston Globe, New York Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Insider, British Vogue, ELLE, Cosmo UK, Grazia UK, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Men’s Health, Pasadena Magazine, and Blavity. She was previously an editorial fellow with Sierra Magazine, and is currently an editorial fellow with the National Audubon Society. Her work focuses on the intersection between diversity, equity, and inclusion and the outdoors.