Discover Colorful Birds with a Black Birder


Discover Colorful Birds with a Black Birder

Discover Colorful Birds with a Black Birder

Designed for children ages 5-8. Registration required. 

Celebrate Black Birders Week with NMAAHC Kids! From parrots and flamingos to cardinals and blue jays, birds come in all colors! Learn how feathers get their colors with special guest birdwatcher and environmental educator, Sheridan Alford during this virtual program. Then, take a look at colorful bird objects and art from across the Smithsonian collection and make a colorful bird collage! 

Click here to discover more Smithsonian Black Birders Week programs! 

About the Special Guest: Sheridan Alford is an environmental educator with a Masters of Natural Resources degree in Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Georgia who has researched African-American interest in birdwatching as an outdoor recreational activity. Sheridan also helped organize the online movement Black Birders Week since 2020 which aims to increase the visibility and representation of Black birders in the field, as well as to uplift and support diversity in the birding community at large.

Live Stream & Recordings: Program “sold out” or can’t attend live? Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here. 

More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Friday before the program.