Masters Student and Graduate Assistant at the Graduate School Sheridan Alford co-founded the bird-watching movement #BlackBirdersWeek after the viral video of a black man bird-watching in Central Park was threatened by a white woman. This movement highlights and showcases black birders. Read her interview with High Country News here.
Alford started bird watching during her undergraduate studies at UGA. She attended field trips with UGA’s Dr. Nikki Castleberry (Vertebrate Natural History) and Dr. Robert Cooper (Ornithology) which introduced her to the variety of ways to interact with birds like bird … read more