Colorful World of Birding Has Conspicuous Lack of People of Color

Martha Hamilton, National Geographic, September 23, 2014

If you’re a black bird-watcher, “be prepared to be confused with the other black birder.” That’s what J. Drew Lanham, a wildlife ecology professor at Clemson University in South Carolina, wrote last year in his list of nine race-related “rules.”

“Yes, there are only two of you at the bird festival,” he wrote in the pages of Orion magazine. “Yes, you’re wearing a name tag and are six inches taller than he is. Yes, you will be called by his name at least half a dozen times by supposedly observant people who can distinguish gull molts in a blizzard.”

Lanham’s sarcasm is warranted. Minorities have always seemed to be underrepresented in U.S. environmental groups. Now there’s new data to support that old anecdotal observation.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in 2011, 93 percent of American birders were white, 5 percent were Hispanic (which includes both blacks and whites), 4 percent were black, 1 percent were Asian American, and 2 percent were “other.”

Bird-watchers, of course, aren’t the only environmentalists of a feather who flock together, or whose passion for protecting the environment could benefit from building more minority support.

Another study–released in August by the Green 2.0 Working Group, with support from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Argus Foundation, the Sierra Club, and Earth Justice–looked at 191 conservation and preservation organizations, 74 government environmental agencies, and 28 environmental grant-making organizations in the U.S., totaling 3.2 million people.

The study found that diversity has increased when it comes to gender–women now occupy more than half the leadership positions in the organizations studied–but ethnic minorities still occupy less than 12 percent of leadership positions. The working group concluded that it would take broader support–meaning greater diversity–for the environmental movement to continue its momentum.

But at a time when birds are facing unprecedented challenges to their existence from climate change and increased urbanization, developing more diversity among birders will broaden support for measures needed to protect birds–plus the nesting grounds, woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and other habitats in which they thrive, and in which birders delight–while also helping to create more citizen scientists, which would be a boon for everyone.

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In the past three years, a group of birders has pulled together to try to bring more minorities into their community, staging a series of conferences called Focus on Diversity: Changing the Face of American Birding.

The meetings have covered a range of reasons why minorities may find it hard to embrace birding, including concerns about how onlookers might react to seeing a black or Hispanic man with binoculars wandering the woods–or a suburban neighborhood–at dusk, dawn, or night. (“Nocturnal birding is a no-no” is Lanham’s Rule 4.)

Conference speakers have also cited lingering fears about racism in the U.S.–like whether it’s safe to go to areas where the Ku Klux Klan had been strong, or where militias still thrive–and, for some who grew up in cities or suburbs, a fear of the unfamiliar woods, full of critters.

Then there’s the question of how welcoming and inclusive bird-watching groups currently are. Writer, editor, and former American Birding Association board member Paul Baicich, whose father is named Giuseppe and whose family background is Italian, says lack of inclusiveness is nothing new.

“About 120 years ago, birding organizations were anti-immigrant,” he says. Today, “There is an ingrown quality to lots of the birding communities that they may not be aware of,” which may appear to newcomers as exclusivity. Birders should realize there is no such thing as an “overdeveloped welcome mat,” and take every opportunity to invite outsiders in.

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Other birding organizations have also recognized the lack of diversity, and have begun reaching out to minorities.

Marissa Ortega-Welch, coordinator of eco-education for the Golden Gate Audubon Society in California, says her organization has a grant to increase environmental consciousness in schools with a high percentage of students from low-income families. The group’s efforts include visits to local parks and bird-watching walks led by volunteers who provide binoculars, field scopes, and bird guides.

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But more such efforts are needed, says Baicich–especially to attract adults. Connecting children and teens to birds is “wonderful,” he says, “but relatively nonproductive,” because other interests invariably take over when they enter their late teens, 20s, or 30s.

Baicich says the key is to recruit mentors who can bring in minority adults–for instance, a minister who may be able to share her own love of birds with the congregation.

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  • MekongDelta69

    The never-ending insane ‘lamenting’ of the left.

    • Robert Binion

      They are looking for new ways to “goose” more grant money from the state.

      • bilderbuster

        They’re also looking for new ways to pester us.
        They can section 8 their ways into suburbia but they’re going need lots of dough if they want to follow us into the woods.

        • 1stworlder

          They can follow us into the woods finding their way back out is harder

          • benvad

            I hope we’ll never let them leave, alive that is.

          • richard garyson

            But are the types of blacks who appreciate hiking and nature the same as those who commit crime and destroy neighborhoods?

          • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

            They only reason blacks ever go into a once “all white” pursuit is to hunt white women. I’ve seen it for decades on many levels.

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            Exactly. Another lame excuse, by Negro males, to oogle White women. The only non-Whites I would expect to be interested in bird watching would be North American Indians and Orientals. People who enjoy solitude enjoy bird watching. Negroes do not enjoy either solitude, or peace and quiet.

          • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

            I grew up hunting with my father in the Sierras. From that I learned to sit quietly and observe. The main thing I learned from those years is a love of nature. But hunting taught me skills and habits that have helped me navigate through the ever treacherous human jungle as well.

            I had a girlfriend just before I married (married late in life) who was an avid bird watcher. I learned to enjoy this activity. Identifying a rare bird requires the same acumen as a microbiologist identifying a bacteria in a lab. In fact, it is much like hunting, except there is no kill andI consider that a good thing.

          • SouthronKittie

            Sitting quietly and observing presents curious barriers for multi-cultural bird watchers

          • That’s what bears, mountain lions and snakes are for, benvad, along with getting lost and succumbing to hypothermia. We don’t have to do anything at all.

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            Indeed!! Let grizzly bears and mountain lions thin the herd for us. Unfortunately, Negroes usually have an aversion to nature activities. One of many ways to cause a riot in the ghetto would be to release a jar full of honey bees at the basketball court. Panic ensues!!

          • bilderbuster

            We’ll have plenty of feeding vultures to watch.

          • bilderbuster

            So is finding anyone who takes EBTs.

        • unnltnd

          Hah,hah,hah,hah,hah. Good laugh, thanks.

      • Kris Chringle

        awesome comment. I never thought about it, this way. They’ll probably throw money away. and start a new government program.

  • Now even National Geographic is getting into the clickbait business?

  • WhiteGuyInJapan

    Bird-watching requires studying in preparation, sitting quietly and observing. Pretty easy to guess the demographic breakdown on that activity.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Yeah, let’s sign up all the little thuggies and take them out to stare at birds.

      I’m sure they’re chompin’ at the bit to go birding.

      • WhiteGuyInJapan

        Nooooo!
        A lot of the joy of hiking and such is getting away from the teeming masses. I don’t want them to ruin my afternoon trek.
        (But sarcasm noted.)

      • WhiteGuyInJapan

        While I’m at it, I do a lot of hiking here in Japan and notice the median age of Japanese hikers seems to be in the 60s. Some young people take up the hobby as it is cheap and healthy. In any case, a serene weekend for me.

        • JohnEngelman

          And a safe one.

        • propagandaoftruth

          Nice. 60-something Japanese people hiking some misty trail sounds serene and pleasant.

          As a whole, I consider the Japanese to be the weirdest nerds the world has ever seen, especially the younger ones. Cos-play, manga, tentacle porn. Even their porn is nerdy.

          All and all, could be a lot worse. They seem to respect privacy as a whole. That’s good stuff.

          Nice robots too.

          • Peter Connor

            And Japan is for the Japanese. Essentially zero immigration.

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            Exactly. Orientals have a strong proclivity for unity. Their leaders encourage unity so that a sense of “us” is strong and becomes stronger over time. The West has allowed to many non-conformist kooks to have far too much say, such as the sixties hippies, and anti-Gentile secular Jews. Such Leftist groups should have been swiftly put in their place as nothing more than kooky fringe groups from the start, instead of being afforded the munificence they have. 60 years ago, Leftist Negro loving Jews like Don Rickles should have been booed off of center stage, not patiently listened to. Ditto for the hippies. Westerners have been far too tolerant. Kooky fringe Leftists should be sitting in a musty basement shooting the breeze with no mainstream voice, not running the show. Ever since after WWII, in the states at least, we have been giving leftist kooks far too much leeway. Now they are driving the bus.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            “…Nice robots, too….”
            The people or the machines?

          • HE2

            Based on my experience studying and working with them, AI, that thought ran through my head as well. The people or the machines?
            .

        • Christorchaos

          Why aren’t the young people hiking as much? Any theories?

          • propagandaoftruth

            Tentacle porn and cos-play and other nerdy stuff.

            Some of them try to be black. Weird.

          • benvad

            This place definitely has it’s quirks and is the world’s leader in strangeness at times, but nevertheless it is a societal stress free place compared to back home.

            The best part about it is that there’s no black bigmouth agenda over here. The Japanese are not shy to point out that this is Japan and the foreigners are all guests.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Oh I’m totally OK with those nerds. Seriously. My brief stay over in an airport there impressed me greatly. Nice airport. Neither overly friendly nor rude, I liked them and their very nice airport. Nice dangling participle, eh? I’m gonna split an infinitive before I’m through too.

            Yeah, I also like the idea of building robot slaves over importing brown slaves. The Japanese seem to rather get it. Except those morons who try to be black.

            They think it’s like a cartoon or something.

            But at least they invented tentacle porn.

          • WhiteGuyInJapan

            The Japanese use the term “forever a guest” (いつも客), meaning the foreigner never assimilates. Suites me fine. I get to live in an interesting, safe and stable society without the 70-hour work week and sometimes mindless conformity.

          • benvad

            I know how you feel.

          • WhiteGuyInJapan

            Enjoying Japan? I am. Despite the typhoons!

          • benvad

            Waiting for the Super Typhoon tonight, it’s gonna get hairy.

          • benvad

            Nice place just living a quiet comfortable life.

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            Japan’s leaders need to watch this. Sounds like the states back in the eighties, when youth rebellion seemed rather innocuous. Look at where things have gone over the course of 25 years for us. I hope that Japan looks at the sad debacle that is White America, and takes copious notes. Leftist youth freaks need to not even have a chance of affecting change in the mainstream culture. This was what killed America.

          • propagandaoftruth

            God bless those poor slanty eyed not unattractive cosmic internet cartoon watching spoiled nerds.

            They live in a slightly crowded little chunk of heaven on earth, built by the sacrifice, sometimes misguided but nobody’s perfect, of their bright, industrious, almost Puritanical heritage, genetic and cultural. Do the young know this?

            I have no problem admiring them greatly and backhanded compliments from me usually indicate fondness.

            But of course I worry for those poor, cute little bubble children wierdos. When evil is too well eradicated people begin to forget what it looks like and mistake it for harmless fun or pitiable condition.

          • WhiteGuyInJapan

            For a generation or two, young Japanese focused on their careers and crass consumerism. Post-Bubble twentysomethings are discovering exercise and cheap hobbies so hiking is a nice option.

          • My wife was already an angler when we met. Japanese take their hobbies seriously, and in our case, having been married for over 8 years now, the love of fishing has turned into a positive feedback loop for us.

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            Very cool!! My wife loves flying kites. I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this hobby at first, but it grew on me.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        There was an embarrassing study done recently on this category. The category was: State and National Forest usage. The European-American percentage of those appreciating mother nature was vastly higher than all other minorities, even after they tried fudging the data.

        National Parks, for a Black or Hispanic, are places to dump old mattresses. And, of course, after they couldn’t mask the “takers” and “non-participation in western civilization” conclusions of those said minorities–>they blamed White people.

        • pcmustgo

          I actually see a lot of mexicans out camping at state parks. They seem respectful enough.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            There’s plenty of jokes there, but I will let it be. <;-D

          • propagandaoftruth

            There are actually lot’s of quiet, genuinely hard working, ok Mexican types. Sometimes that indigenous blood results in passivity and a certain dignified acceptance of one’s place and potential in this world.
            Many problems vis-à-vis these guys DOES

          • AndrewInterrupted

            “….that indigenous blood…”

            It probably isn’t the indigenous component of their DNA, it’s likely the Spanish Conquistador component. That raises their IQ levels.

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            The Bronze race is stupid and violent when left on their own. Only Negroes are worse. Countries like Honduras and Nicaragua are third world because of the regressive ways of their native Bronze race. Argentina and Chile, which are mostly Latin Caucasian, are almost European in character. The key element here is race.

        • propagandaoftruth

          Yeah, dump a load of negroes in the woods and what will you get?

          The trashiest, most crime ridden woods you’ve ever seen. And a hearty “HA HA HA” if you own some acreage of property in those woods.

      • Peter Connor

        I give it 2 minutes before the boom box starts up…

        • propagandaoftruth

          The profanity echoing through the forests and down the hollers…

        • A friend and I went deer hunting once, and believe it or not, the folks at the next camping spot up the hill had a boom box going. We struck camp, drove until we could no longer hear them, and then set back up again in the dark.

      • John Smith

        Only if they were watching chickens, preferably already fried.

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      Nail hit squarely on head.

    • benvad

      That’s sound like a recipe for disaster in Bantu culture.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Exactly. A Negro free activity by it’s very nature.

      • WhiteGuyInJapan

        White friends living in urban California decided they wanted to avoid what they termed “city people”. They wisely chose hobbies and weekend activities that “city people” don’t do: hiking, free classical concerts in the park and 10K charity runs. They met interesting and active people (some met their future spouses) and found their stress levels drop dramatically.

  • Christorchaos

    … basket-weaving, putting ships in bottles, creating wire puzzles, … #thingsblackpeopledontdo

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      …algebra, physics, trigonometry, calculus, pay water bills,…#morethingsblackpeopledontdo

    • 1stworlder

      I thought black athletes got degrees in basket weaving

      • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

        Yeah, but they don’t actually do it or ever show up for class.

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      Also restoration of antique and classic cars, boats, homes, trains, machinery …
      Go to an antique car show and the only blacks you’ll see there are the Model T’s.

      • Christorchaos

        Cross-country meets. Thousands of kids and their parents … few blacks. Irish dance Fèises .. NO blacks but a few asian tiger-momed girls moving in.

        • Tip Of The Spear

          From viewing the Boston Marathon it appears that blacks do all right in the long distance races.

          • Christorchaos

            That’s the “Boston” Marathon in name only. They get a lot of Blacks from Kenya, Ethiopia…

            I am talking about high school sports in a city where the Blacks are mostly descendents of slaves

          • Tip Of The Spear

            Being descendants of slaves seems to indicate disadvantage by definition.

          • Anglokraut

            Funny, the Irish seem to have gotten over it The Slavs seem to have gotten over it, too.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Is that WT Sherman?

            That guy burned my city to the ground and let loose all the negroes.

            What’s up with that?

          • Tip Of The Spear

            Are you sad that Sherman freed your slaves?

          • propagandaoftruth

            Sherman was actually an honorable White man who did his duty as he’d sworn his oath. He was actually quite sympathetic to Southern Whites and expressed serious doubts about the wisdom of treating them as equals, much less unleashing them upon Southern Whites as retribution.
            I hope I would have been an adherent of Hinton Helper, and thus a despised pariah in the old South, not too unlike today.

          • CarolinaGem

            “Sherman was actually an honorable White man…..”

            Was that before or after leaving a swath of destruction for 400 miles between Atlanta and Charleston, burning churches and homes of his white brethren? WTS was an evil man hellbent on making white women and children suffer, as if they had any say in that war.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Sherman was following orders. As a soldier that’s the way it works. He was personally very sympathetic to the South, disliked negroes, followed orders.

            So I hold no personal animosity toward the man. He was an excellent soldier and leader, the only thing he was good at, in many ways kind of a sad and almost tragic figure.

            You can go to the very spot on the bluffs of the Saluda river where his cannon bombarded old Columbia. You can see where he fired from if you stand on Arsenal Hill near the governor’s mansion and look west.

            One of my antecedents, a fellow of French extraction who had been consul to the city of Genoa and saved his house by running up the Genoese flag and jibber jabbering indignantly in fluent Italian to the Yankees who…did not burn the Herbemont house and vineyards. Alexander and his father, Nicholas – who had emigrated from France to keep his head – experimented with hybrid grapes, old and new world varieties.

            Regardless, so much of the city was torched, that unlike Charleston, there was not much to preserve and Columbia, a lovely grid style planned city, had no historical preservation society for many years. The gothic style Barringer building, late 19th century early “skyscraper” was more the style of the reborn city as it recovered, though somehow a few of the old houses remained here and there.

            The Herbemont house wasn’t the biggest by any means, but it was described to me as a modestly impressive structure, apparently nice enough to fool the Yankees and pass as a consulate…

            It was torn down before the historical society got some teeth and now a parking garage covers the ground and the vineyards are long gone.

            But I see Sherman’s destructive march to the sea as more a credit to the South and what those damned Yankees had come realize regarding us…

            In those days the only way to beat us was to pulverize us.
            And that’s what happened. They were right about our resolve, of course. 1861-5’s version of strategic warfare. Sherman was not proud of his role in this. He followed orders.

          • General Sherman wanted to shorten the war.

          • propagandaoftruth

            He changed it from WT Sherman. Who is that guy? I can’t tell. Looks Confederate – the tragically misguided good guys, you know?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    It might also help if more blacks were interested in things other than rap, basketball and loitering.

    • Anglokraut

      They like to steal, screw, and sleep. They’re hardly two-dimensional!

      • Aye, blacks have many different hobbies, but they all correlate with criminality.

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        You nailed it. They also love to mock others, and laugh through their teeth while doing so. The reasons why they should have remained segregated from Whites are myriad and copious.

    • Tip Of The Spear

      Don’t forget tennis. The Williams sisters are dominating that sport. Tiger Woods did pretty well on the golf course.

      • Peter Connor

        Tiger being all of 30% black.

        • Tip Of The Spear

          According to the one drop rule he is 100% black. Just ask anyone from Mississippi.

          • Mary

            The one drop rule is obsolete, and it never was completely enforceable. Tiger is considered black, because he looks mostly black, multiracial ancestry notwithstanding.

          • Anglo

            In Alabama, we still abide by the one drop rule.

          • Tip Of The Spear

            Thank you for confirming that the one drop rule is the de facto law of Alabama. Mary says that the one drop rule is obsolete. She is correct as long as the person keeps their African ancestry secret. This has been done since the founding of the Republic. It is called passing. If the secret is disclosed then you are considered black. If you don’t believe me ask Bliss Broyard. Anatole Broyard was her father and he passed for white all of his life. When Anatole Broyard died it was disclosed that he had been passing for white and a young lady who had been white all of her life all of a sudden was now considered black.

          • That would make me an Amerind. Where is my casino money?

          • Anglo

            I was speaking of Negro ancestry, nevertheless:

            “In 1924, Virginia passed the Racial Integrity Act, which required that every individual be classified as either white or black. (Some other states adopted similar laws.) In application, the law was enforced to the standard of the “one drop rule”: individuals with any known African ancestry were classified as black. As a result, in the censuses of the1930s and the 1940s, particularly in the South’s segregated society, many people of African American and Native American descent who were either biracial or multiracial were largely classified as black.”

            Nehemiah 13:3 KJV reads: “Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.”

            White Nationalists and many AmRener’s speak of establishing a White ethno state. The problem is how will they determine who is White and who is not? I assume you’ve heard of the blood quantum laws. Of course, we have DNA; but if Whites
            cannot agree as to who is White, then what’s the point of a “White” ethno state?

            If a White ethno state is established, imagine all those passing as White, non-Whites, Whites interracially married, and families
            with mixed offspring who would be trying to get into the “White” ethno state. Everyone would think their particular case
            should be an exception.

            As I’ve said before, you cannot unscramble eggs. This problem would have to be reckoned. No one has that answer yet to
            a complicated issue.

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          Tiger’s Oriental genes account for his precision golfing. The Negro genes seem to have manifested themselves in his sex life, LOL!!

      • HE2

        Oh please, Tip. Do not remind me. I abandoned that noble sport the day the Williams brothers sisters walked onto the court.

        • Tip Of The Spear

          OK I must admit I got a laugh out of your comment.

          • dd121

            Tip, are you one of those brown fellows who chucks those spears?

          • Tip Of The Spear

            Actually I am a pacifist.

        • dd121

          I’ve always thought that Negroes should not be allowed to compete in sports with fully evolved humans. The Williams’ sisters have enough extra strength to completely overpower most of the white girls. Brains is not a factor. I’m not an expert, but I’d like to take on either one in chess.

          • HE2

            dd, of course they overpower White female opponents. Look at their androgynous bone structure, musculature and primitive features, above and beyond their inherent jungle heritage. They are shemales.
            I think they use undetectable growth hormones [HGH]. Such substances are available, in fact, some are OTC.
            I am done with competitive tennis.
            About that chess match, I can hardly wait. May I be in charge of the popcorn concession?

          • dd121

            Having negro females, who can hit the ball harder than most men, does take the fun out of it.

          • HE2

            Exactly my sentiments, dd. They should be competing with fellow men.

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            Venus and Serena are far more muscular than 99% of the Negresses out there. The strongest muscle on most Negresses is the jaw muscle. A pretty good share of Negresses would lose a race with a penguin. Exercise, for them, entails walking into the food stamp office, Popeye’s, and baby daddy’s apartment. They certainly seem to have stronger vocal chords than most Whites, though, and love to use them!!

  • Astronomy…another hobby that is thankfully undertow-free. Even though they do like staying up all night. It’s like mother says, when the sun goes down, the stars come out.

    • TruthBeTold

      Well Neil deGrasse Tyson is working to change that.

      After his reboot of Cosmos, blacks are going to flood the field.

      • Anglokraut

        Eh, once they find out that astronomy is more than learning the constellations, the interest will wane. You don’t actually think they’ll stick with an subject that requires math, do you?

        • The Worlds Scapegoat

          I wanted to be an astronomer when I was a kid, but I found out that 98% of the time you are doing math and 2% of the time looking through a telescope. Most people I know of that have a degree in Astrophysics have a job crunching numbers on wall-street. Boring.

          .

          • Tarczan

            I got that course from Great Courses on astronomy by Alex Fillipenko, and boy are you right. I have never seen anything that starts out so simple and understandable get so complicated so quick.
            A lot of concepts, like extra dimensions, that we just can’t grasp. Very interesting though. I wondered what all the astronomy grads did, can’t be that many jobs.

      • I’m starting to wonder if his Ph.D. is worth the paper it’s printed on.

        • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

          To paraphrase a headline I saw a few months ago, Neil deGrasse Tyson says life is possible on exoplanets. Reading the article, he simply described the “goldilocks zone” where habitable planets could be found. No new info, nothing. This is a concept that’s been around since 1953, but the breathless press stood aghast at the brilliant magic Negro and his incredible brain. He’s so mediocre it hurts; I wouldn’t even give him credit for playing the press like a fiddle because no effort is required on his part – they fiddle themselves for his benefit.

          • If that particular magic negro was on the cutting edge, he would already know that the concept of a stellar habitable zone has been around for a long time, like you said, and the concept of a galactic habitable zone has also been around for awhile, but now they’re introducing the concept the universe’s habitable zone, that complex life can only spring up in galaxies that are pretty far apart from other galaxies.

        • Tip Of The Spear

          Probably got his degree due to affirmative action or maybe a liberal professor felt sorry for him.

          • Anglokraut

            Dr. Carl Sagan? Are you suggesting that Dr. Sagan “felt sorry” for NdGT, and got the young man into Cornell? What else did Sagan do? Tyson’s homework?

      • IstvanIN

        When they find out it has nothing to do with whether or not someone is a Sagittarius they’ll drop out.

        • Rurik

          Can they even pronounce Sagittarius?

          • Anglokraut

            Or even find Sagittarius in the sky?

          • Christorchaos

            Oh they have an interest in Sagittarius… for horoscope purposes.

          • ShermanTMcCoy

            They just give that name to their kids. But don’t expect correct spelling. Sadjuterryess.

      • HE2

        Truth Teller, I did not know who Tyson was. Thought maybe he was mixed up with the Clingons and their Arkansas chicken company.
        A Google search revealed this: “Neil deGrasse Tyson, the esteemed astrophysicist and host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, can now add “voice actor” to his resume.” The crass irony of this level of showbiz/science crossover pandering strikes me as hilarious. A Ph.d.? Affirmative Action strikes again, at Disney and Harvard.

        • dd121

          His pop science remake of Cosmos lost a lot of credibility when it was obvious the main theme was global warming, blah, blah, blah.

          • HE2

            Ah, thought so, DD.
            So, Tyson is but another Disneyland show biz “pop” scientist of the same ilk as Oprah’s pet fool, Dr. Phil, the show biz “pop” psychologist.
            Admittedly, most of the teeming masses are ignorant, but the media error in thinking we are all stupid.
            Some of us recognize their corrupt bread and circus acts when we see them.

    • Too much light pollution in the inner cities to be able to see much. We like to watch the Perseid and Leonid meteor showers, but we drive out of town just to get away from the lights. The 2015 Perseids ought to be great, as it’ll be during a new moon, so the night sky will be really, really dark.

      • Anglokraut

        That sounds pretty great–the best stargazing I’ve ever been able to do was last Christmas when I was in La Paz, BCS. The city isn’t big enough to throw much light pollution, and I was able to see the Milky Way for the first time. Actually, it freaked me out at first, until I realized what the glowing stripes in the sky were.

      • Anglo

        I hope I’ll be able to see the next Blood moon on October 8th. I couldn’t see the first Blood moon back on April 15th due to all the rain and cloud cover here.

  • Adolf Verloc

    It’s been known for a long time that blacks have little interest in nature, wildlife or conservation. It’s that blasted white privilege again! It’s like a psychological Higgs field that permeates everything and keeps blacks from reaching their potential.

    • Peter Connor

      Or maybe a Black hole…

  • Truthseeker

    It’s truly absurd how guilty Whites get about the fact that minority groups don’t voluntarily join their activities. Why is the idea that people are different and tend toward different interests such a hard thing to accept? Because it violates the dogma of absolute human equality?

    • bilderbuster

      As Mom always said “People like different things. That’s why they make chocolate and vanilla”.

    • Jack Burton

      Guilt isn’t the primary motive, it’s passive-aggressive behavior against other whites.

      I’m with Revilo Oliver that this type of mental illness among whites stems from Christianity, what he called a spiritual syphilis among whites.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      White women are the problem. It was always white girls who wanted to include a “lone black” whenever a few guys and other girls went out on weekends during my college days.

      • dd121

        Fortunately, my college days pre-date that sort of behavior.

    • HE2

      Yeah, Truth, I feel guilty as hell noticing no blacks at our birdwatcher, star gazer, or Pt. Reyes Land’s End nature hikes…… except for the fact that we do not attend their pit bull dog fights.
      Maybe we should apply for a govt grant to study this catastrophic racial imbalance.

  • Extropico

    Check out the 2011 movie “The Big Year” with Owen Wilson if you might enjoy ornithoscopy.

    • Tarczan

      Never saw the movie but I read the book. Blacks would never do something like that.

  • TruthBeTold

    whether it’s safe to go to areas where the Ku Klux Klan had been strong

    If I were a birder, I’d be promoting this rumor.

    • OS-Q

      The birds, especially owls, ravens, and thrushes, help out KKK seers all the time. Speaking with the birds is an ancient trick Dr. Yakub (peace be upon him) taught us.

      • Robert Binion

        Ha! I often seek the advice of owls, hounds and horses when casting spells upon blacks.

        • We have a young gopher snake living in our front garden. When it becomes older, I will have to begin consulting with it. A snake should be first-rate in the spell department.

  • Luca

    The only birds blacks concerned themselves with is fried chicken.

    • Jack Burton

      Yeah, blacks love birds, they love bush meat and fried chicken.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        …bush meat, fried chicken…. and wild bat.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      My deepest sympathy to the fried chicken. Talk about adding “insult to injury.”

    • Ringo Lennon

      And the watermelon bird.

  • dd121

    Judging by the few blacks I have know I can say this about all of them: they don’t have any natural intellectual curiosity about anything.

    • TruthBeTold

      Too true.

      They seem to lack any curiosity about that natural world.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        There #1 interest is Gibsmedat.

        .

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        Most of them are interested in themselves above all else.

    • proud white

      all they want to do is spread their seed. Maybe it is time for whites to really spread the seed which will bring the black percentage of the country down from 13 to 1

    • 1stworlder

      I have meet enough to know a black doctor that malpracticed himself to death, but never meet one in real life as smart as seen on TV

      • dd121

        Of 100 existing black doctors only one or two did well enough on the MCATs to qualify for medical school. The rest are AA. I’m not making this up, I’ve seen the numbers.

        • 1stworlder

          Even the journal of blacks in higher education admitted that without affirmative action there would be no black medical doctors. Search JBHE GRE admissions test

          • proud white

            no doubt about it. anyone in the medical field knows blacks are dumb. med school stats back it up. considering how racist most are I truly wonder if they purposely kill whites or don’t try as hard to save them. imagine that, a dumbass black doctor who on top of being a dumbass applies himself half assed to whites.

          • dd121

            The place I used to go to have my blood draws was all done by huge black women. They used to go right through the vein a couple of times before getting the blood. I know it wasn’t accidental. Needless to say I don’t go there any more. I could have complained but I was sure to be dismissed as a “racist’.

        • proud white

          I wouldn’t trust my car to a black. I sure as hell wouldn’t trust my life to them either

        • Tarczan

          I’d like to see that info, it’d be useful in debates.

          • dd121

            It was current about 10 years ago when my daughter went to med school. I suspect it hasn’t changed much. To get current information you’d have to do some research if it hasn’t all been suppressed. I got my info from current published books not the internet.

        • johningermany

          Ask Michael Jackson what he thinks about black doctors.

          • dd121

            I bet you won’t get him to answer.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Very true. They love to sit around cutting up and making fun of other people more than anything else. The Negro race is, by and large, anti-intellectual.

  • developing more diversity among birders will broaden support for measures needed to protect birds

    Sure, because black voters really care so much about ecology and the environment. We all know that black voters use the scorecards of Greenpeace and the Sierra Club when making their voting choices.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Protecting the environment is a white thing. Consumption, use and waste are a black thing.

      • Ringo Lennon

        A black thang.

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        Exactly. They love that chicken from Popeye’s!! Except for a few living in the rural South, few of them have ever raised a chicken.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    Blacks have always seemed to be underrepresented in anything intellectual, nature or science related. So what else is new? To the brainwashed egalitarian, this is just more clear and convincing proof that race is just a social construct. LOL

    • Kenneth Arrow

      That’s what makes their narrative so succesful. You can fit every fact into it. Even if you have to pretend that gardening or birding or math or whatever is somewhat racist.. Or if not racist per se, the disparate impact is a consequence of some historical event..

      Therefore you have to design a test on which liberals and realists will agree. And then the results of the test should prove either/or (no overlap in output that could be interpreted as supporting both narratives at once). That’s how our professor solved our Marxist or neo-classical dillema.

      Any ideas?

  • Ringo Lennon

    Why would a black want to look at nature’s beauty?

  • Noone

    Minorities not proportionately represented. Could only be racism.

  • Black people in the woods? Maybe in Africa.

    • Alexandra1973

      Before they burned all the trees down.

      • Tarczan

        The advent of modern weaponry will enable the darkies to eliminate virtually all wildlife in Africa.

        • Extropico

          It won’t predominantly be the weaponry that depredates African species; it will be the projected doubling of African people to 2.4 billion by 2050.

  • Who Me?

    Back when I was very young and actually had a black friend, I asked her if she’d like to go hiking with me, since we had nothing else to do. (Hey, we were like 17 yr old.) She gave me this puzzled look and asked what made me think she’d want to go out and walk around in the woods, and for that matter why would I want to go out hiking in the woods–there were plenty of good sidewalks right here in town to walk on if I wanted to walk that bad…

    • Who Me?

      (To clarify the above, I’ve known for years that non-whites don’t like the outdoors, I found an exception this summer…)

  • Who Me?

    “developing more diversity among birders will broaden support for measures needed to protect birds–plus the nesting grounds, woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and other habitats in which they thrive, and in which birders delight”
    ————————–
    IF they get the undertow out there it will be only to mess up and destroy something White people like, not to protect anything.

  • Jack Burton

    Martha Hamilton you’re a despicable, anti-white cretin.

    From all the complaining I was expecting virtually no non-whites. They do have people of color, 7% non-white. That’s not enough for her, she wants 50% or more before she stops whining.

  • Anglo

    There have never been any Blacks nor non-Whites of any kind in my local Audubon birding group. When and if they do appear, I will disappear. Like everything else they touch, Blacks will destroy this environmental organization which has done so much valuable work.

  • Jack Burton

    Hey Martha, why don’t you take a personal trip over to Liberia and get the locals to start watching birds and stop eating bush meat, as well as stop raping and killing each other. See if you make it out alive and without Ebola.

  • Who Me?

    Go to stuffwhitepeoplelike(DOT)com and click on older posts. Go to #128, “Camping” for why black people don’t like camping. Funny, but spot-on.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Blacks don’t like camping because they think the campfire is the last remnant of a cross burned to the ground.

  • Fair Dinkum

    But at a time when birds are facing unprecedented challenges to their existence from climate change and increased urbanization, developing more diversity among birders will broaden support for measures needed to protect birds …

    WHAT??!? Is there even the slightest scrap of objective, factual evidence to support this idiotic claim?

    • Robert Binion

      No. Higher temperatures are followed by a rise in carbon dioxide which increases vegetation, that is, the food for bugs upon which happy birds dine. Turns out hawks are able to copulate without black folk watching.

  • MoMo

    Somehow I don’t think that bird watching is something that would appeal to our politically correct ethnic minority. Such an activity might include reading, writing, traveling, and walking; all for the sole purpose of looking at a bird? I could see our soul affectionaldos chasing a chicken for dinner but a bird to watch? No way!

    MoMo

  • Greg Thomas

    Jesus Christ, these diversity zealots never stop.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Put another way, “THE MORONS NEVER SLEEP.”

    • For them, never stopping is a feature, not a bug.

  • IKUredux

    Umm, what’s next? Making minorities(so-called, because God knows, the only minorities in the world are WHITE PEOPLE!!!!) go to the ballet? Making them appreciate Mozart? Wagner? Nope, I don’t think so. There will be NO encouragement of the brown/black masses to appreciate what the elites like. Nope, the PTB figure they can get more mileage out of encouraging the unholy, dark masses to flock to the great outdoors. You know, the one fing place we Whites can go to get away from these dumb ass murdering savages. OMG. OMG. Can’t we Whites have ANYTHING that is ours? These colored people don’t want to bird watch! Why, oh, why, are you forcing it down their throats? Or, I should say: Why are you shoving it down the throats of Whites?

  • Byron Richmond

    I have noticed this many many times I live in South Africa and blacks seem to have zero interest in the beauty of nature its ”boring” or ”dirty” etc .

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Rhinocerouses, being Rhinocerouses, think blacks are dirty and ugly.

  • Alexandra1973

    I don’t particularly care for bird-watching myself or anything, but I might see a tiny frog (or toad) in a parking lot and have my son come over and take a look. He might have an interest even if I don’t.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    The only type of bird blacks like is chicken.

  • Racist bird-watchers! The manufactured race crisis of the day. Could it be that Blacks are just less into birding? No, they’re afraid the Klan will grab them out in the woods. Militias are “thriving”? If only. White liberals have a strangely racist faith that if societal conditions were perfectly fine-tuned, everyone of every race and religion would become just like White liberals.

  • adplatt126

    The environmental movement has momentum? LOL. Yeah, backward momentum. Come to think of it, that momentum would be augmented by adding some “diversity”.

  • benvad

    Who in the hell is stopping anyone from anything? It’s not the job of white people to look out for Black inclusiveness or ostracism, we want to be left alone.

    Quit bothering us you low self esteem aggravators. We don’t like you and never ever will we accept you. If that bothers you, too bad!

  • Paleoconn

    I can think of one gentle giant in Ferguson, MO who had a cardinal on his ballcap. Does that count? He also shared roughly the same brain size.

  • richard garyson

    Comic books are my hobby, but I hardly ever see any blacks at comic book shops or comic book conventions. I am going to convention next week. I will try to count all the blacks I see. Probably less than a couple dozen (out of a at least one thousand attendees). Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against black comic book collectors, they are just uncommon. Perhaps blacks just don’t have many hobbies.

    • Tarczan

      The main black hobby is complaining, preferably about YT.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Blacks are interested in four things — eating, sleeping, defecating and having sex. Why does anyone think they should be interested in the environment?

    • OS-Q

      Nonsense, what about injecting, smoking, snorting, and amateur parkour?

      • Samuel Hathaway

        I stand corrected, thank you, OS-Q. Don’t forget to throw in robbing, lying, panhandling, and beating up helpless little old white ladies.

        • PvtCharlieSlate

          How could you forget drinking? Kind of hard to snort a 40 oz.

  • Garrett Brown

    This article is freaking hilarious.

  • Rhialto

    “Conference speakers have also cited lingering fears about racism in the U.S.—like whether it’s safe to go to areas where the Ku Klux Klan had been strong, or where militias still thrive”

    This and several other items in the article “prove” that White racism is the main reason why Birding is not popular with the Minorities.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Conclusive proof that we really do have too much free time these days.

  • roadgeek

    My wife is a birder, and I go with her to various bird-watching spots around Texas and the rest of the country. City parks, beaches, state parks, national parks, you name it. If feathers are found there we go.

    And there are no black birders. None. My wife and I put our heads together, and it just isn’t happening. We just got back from a trip to West Texas where we birded at a wonderful state park. No blacks. Not a lot of Latinos, either. White people as far as the eye can see.

    • anony

      “White people as far as the eye can see.”

      It must have been wonderful!

      • Kenner

        Like a Diana Ross concert, back in the day.

  • dewdly

    If non-whites were interested in birds or any other aspect of the natural world there would have been diversity among the naturalists, ornithologists, zoologists, explorers, geographers, geologists, vulcanologists, meteorologists, and astronomers. The absence of non-whites in the disciplines of nature cannot be blamed on how “welcome” they feel.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    Blacks are astoundingly uncurious about the world, but what may surprise some of you is that Asians are too, unless there’s money to be made. About two years ago there was a news story about a white man who traveled all around the world to take pictures of the night sky with his DSLR; he then stitched the pictures together and made a website where you could explore the Milky Way with a slight 3d effect. It was a labor of love, and the kind of thing where you realize that even though his camera couldn’t capture nearly the detail of even a university observatory, the scope of the project and his passion for the subject was utterly White – the drive to know, to discover personally, to explore the possible, regardless of gain. Knowledge for its own sake – no other race cares about it. Some here doubted the value of it, that science has evolved to the point where we need technician-drones (i.e. Asians), but that misses the point. The White drive to know is the heart of everything we’ve accomplished, and without that fire we will accomplish jack all in the future.

    • Tarczan

      Exactly, fighter.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      Almost all useful inventions have been made by hobbyist.

      Wright Brothers: The Airplane.
      Daimler Benz: The Automobile.

      I have never met an Asian that wasn’t obsessed with money.

      .

      • pcmustgo

        Funny, just met an asian woman tonight who claimed she loves singing but will only do it for money. I sing myself, and I sing because I love it and need to… so different.

    • AR covered that story:

      http://www.amren.com/news/2011/05/amateur_photogr/

      It was at the time when AR was in its old format, and they didn’t transfer any of the comments submitted in the old system. But what disappointed me is that even some of our people thought that this project was a waste of time.

  • david dorian

    Bird organizations never reached out to anyone. Whites created them.

    So stop complaining. Join if people want to let you in.

    If not build your own. But shut the hell up you parasites. Nobody owes you the world.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      Yes. This is what I can never understand about blacks and those like them, and those who make excuses for them.

      When I was a kid, and other groups of (usually older) kids didn’t want us around, we just started our own group and did what we wanted.

      (I have said this a million times) I don’t understand why it is always up to the whites to make blacks feel special about themselves.

      .

    • HE2

      @david: Bird organizations never reached out to anyone. Whites created them.
      Nature walks, trail hikes, bird watching, star gazing are quiet, serene, awe inspiring activities.
      If blacks joined us, I would quit, and find another group. I will not tolerate their loud, irreverent, disinhibited behavior.

  • LHathaway

    “Lanham’s sarcasm is warranted”

    I guess it’s something serious not and not a joke. But if it had been a joke, that would be OK too. It’s only offensive if it is white men who tell the joke.

  • bubo

    In my city we’ve had 7 murders the last two weeks. All black. Males and females. All killed by other blacks, yet I’m supposed to believe that the woods and the KKK are what blacks should be afraid of?

  • Look out stamp-collectors, brass-rubbers, train-spotters, plane-spotters, mountain-bikers, steam engine enthusiasts, fell-walkers, horticulturists, bee-keepers, and more……..you’re next on the “diversity” hit-list! The lack of diversity in hip-hop, basketball, and ‘popping caps in one’s ass’ never quite seems to get the same coverage though.

  • Mitchell McConnell

    I never thought I would be commenting about bird watching on AmRen! I am a long time bird watcher, that being my main hobby, and I can tell you it *is* true that there are not many blacks and hispanics out in the field.

    Uh, what’s the problem again?

  • Saggin Gin

    Bird watching for blacks is walking into the local chicken shack and ordering a 2-piece meal of fried gootness. “Dat sho iz goot”.

    Almost everything we humans find interesting or fascinating, blacks can only see these things through primitive eyes.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    Oh dear God the horror of it all is just to much to bear. Why, why God, why? Where are all the diversity enriching bird watchers? – This country has gone completely insane with this diversity garbage. You know, I used to find these idiotic stories quite amusing at one time. However, today I think it shows just how much White people have de-legitimized ourselves where nothing can be consider good until it has black peoples participation. Hiking? Racist! Mountains? Racist! Biking? Racist! Pretty soon breathing without black people around will be seen as racist. It never ends!

    • Just where are the disabled, black, transgender, Muslim, ADHD suffering Wrestlers?

      Clearly, “more must be done” to bring disabled black transgener muslims into the wrestling community. This inequality must not be allowed to continue!

  • Tarczan

    I am a very casual bird watcher, but I’ve learned that the serious bird watchers have an amazing knowledge of birds. They can identify over 400 birds by the shortest of views, and can also identify many by their song.

    Anybody who has been around darkies and bird watchers understand they are two different species.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    “Colorful World of Birding Has Conspicuous Lack of People of Color”

    The need to hang around Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) if they want to see negro bird watchers.

    The bird goes into the batter.
    The bird goes into the deep fryer.
    The bird goes into a box with a biscuit and coleslaw..

    .

  • HJ11

    What a crock: “More diversity among bird-watchers is in everyone’s best interest.”

    Diversity is never in the best interest of Whites. Every individual White should try to say why diversity is in their best interest. Those who do try to say this, usually give some global good for humanity answer. It’s BS.

    Diversity is bad for Whites. It is a steop toward our eradication and replacement. Shun diversity and don’t ever accept such nonsense from anyone.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    I’m surprised more blacks don’t feel a kinship with birds. They can be loud, show offs, and will crap all over anything without thinking twice. The birds, too.

  • The message here is that this is something that whites are now expected to do FOR blacks. Not enough blacks flying radio-controlled airplanes? Whites will eventually be expected to build the models for blacks, install the engines and controls, teach the blacks how to fly them, all done on money supplied by us taxpayers. Using Martha Hamilton’s reasoning, Sayaka and I should expect a message on our answering machine someday soon, telling us to bring an extra rod and pick up a 25 year-old black 7th grader to take with us on our next fishing trip.

    • Alexandra1973

      And if Leroy becomes an African rock fish, it’ll be your fault for being racist.

  • I’ve visited my own city’s zoo more times than I can count and the zoos in a lot of other cities. Come to think of it, I have never seen blacks in the bird houses and bird exhibits at any zoos, except school field trips wherein the black kids have no choice of where to be.

    Blacks love primate exhibits, for some bizarre reason.

    • anony

      Well, of course. They’re looking…..oh, never mind.

    • Who Me?

      “Blacks love primate exhibits, for some bizarre reason.”

      Visiting the relatives?

      Oh wait, can’t say that, somebody that can’t take a joke might get their feelings hurt.

  • rommel10

    first they cant read a book and second when they light their crack pipe it scares off the birds

  • Jim

    A pair of binoculars and an Audubon Society identification book cost, what? Forty or fifty dollars? Far less than a pair of Air Jordans. Whatever barriers there are to blacks pursuing interests in the natural sciences are self imposed.

    Whenever white people have an interest in something, they don’t wait for an invitation or a welcome mat or “mentor” to show them the way, they just go and do it. Because birding, astronomy or geology aren’t social activities by nature. You don’t need a club to do it. They are solitary pursuits…the clubs come later.

    It seems that, for many blacks, being a member of the club takes top priority. And then being elected president of the club. The intellectual stuff is secondary. This comes from not being independent thinkers.

    • I got a very nice pair of surplus, reconditioned, WW-2 Royal Air Force “Skysearch” binoculars for about $100 after the Cold War ended. I imagine military surplus Czech optics can still be had cheaply, and those guys made a good product, as lens-grinding is a rather old industry there.

  • LastBastionOfHope

    The NBA is in need of serious diversity.

  • Lord Sandwich

    Nobody kills the birds. What would the point be?

    • Kenner

      Somebody has to watch them. You never know what they might be up to.

    • Blacks would watch if the birds could be forced to fight each other.

  • MBlanc46

    Perhaps there needs to be a draft of Negroes and Mexicans for the bird-watching forces.

  • Peter Connor

    More people, fewer birds.

  • Peter Connor

    This article is right up there with Bill Gates claiming that half the blacks in Africa will soon become middle class…

  • M&S

    I think this-

    >>
    The study found that diversity has increased when it comes to gender–women now occupy more than half the leadership positions in the organizations studied–but ethnic minorities still occupy less than 12 percent of leadership positions. The working group concluded that it would take broader support–meaning greater diversity–for the environmental movement to continue its momentum.

    >>
    Is the key paragraph. In a world where whites increasingly turn to instant satisfaction activities related to little lights on telephone screens, the reality is likely that white conservationists are losing their own base and looking 20 years into the future are seeing the population demographic reality of a world where the U.S. is not a white nation and has no white concept of environmentalism.
    Unfortunately, they assume that you can ‘train’ people to adopt attitudes which are green friendly when in fact, it’s much more likely that a people coming from a poor background to a rich one will have a very pragmatic if not overtly hostile attitude about Nature’s Way and those born into a closed, urban, world will look upon it as reverse xenopobism with themselves cast as the strangers in a strange land.
    Bluntly, the world’s huddled masses do not come here to have more of the same which kept them back but to make the cash which forever puts them beyond the pale of The Wild. Rich white people, bored with materialism as the madding crowd, are the ones who suddenly turn outwards bound because they can always retreat to the safety of their wealth base.
    The real conservatives are those who occupy the Teddy Roosevelt position of liking to hunt because it serves them with trophies and meat as much as some esoteric sense of alone time or oneness with the earth. And they will remain empowered only so long as their racial and politically conservative ways are not wiped out by gun control laws and the like.
    If female-led (always the real problem, women wanting ‘safe’ hobbies) eco groups would study the problem with a real eye towards protecting the environment, they would make vastly different happy-trails alliances, and concentrate on buying up as much land as they could (adjacent to National Forests where possible) to serve white hunters and their gun culture.
    Not the ethnic one.
    And push _hard_, in Washington, for the closure of borders and another very long period of immigration restriction rather than try to convert those whose position is the diametric opposite of successful whites.
    Nobody goes into the woods who needs to make money in the civilized world. At least not if you’re not a big time owner of massive game hunting reserves.

  • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

    I remember when the Vietnamese arrived in Sacramento (1975-76). They went birding down at the pond at William Land Park and had duck for dinner until they were all gone.

  • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

    I remember when the Vietnamese arrived in Sacramento (1975-76). They went birding down at the pond at William Land Park and had duck for dinner until they were all gone.

    • There’s a pond near my mother’s house where I wish the Hmong would eat all the geese. The geese are there year-round, and the sidewalks are unwalkable because of the guano. I imagine that park in south Boulder will someday become the next Nauru-style phosphate mine at this rate. I always steer for them in the road, because we are allowed to keep roadkill in Colorado. The geese are bright enough to know I’m not messing around.

      • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

        That “guano” is excellent fertilizer. This seems a good example of a case where man has collided with nature. So, are you the type who feels that any life that inconveniences you ought to be wiped out? Thought you more intelligent than that.

        A few more Mr. Scott’s hunting with their cars will get that law reversed, I bet.

        • OS-Q

          As I understand it, bird-poo needs to rot, be treated, or mixed with something else before it can be used on plants, it is “too hot” or so full of certain chemicals (nitrogen IIRC) that it burns plants. Untreated, it is a very nasty pollutant that is probably responsible for a lot of algae blooms and other contaminations.

          I’m all for culling high geese and pigeon populations so long as the meat is put to use.

        • IstvanIN

          The Geese population is out of control, even here in NJ.

    • HE2

      Asian invaders are fishing out our Northern Pacific coast abalone and other rock fish, as well.
      Fish and Game Dept. long ago set a limit of 2 abalone per diver, no SCUBA gear allowed. Mere laws have never stopped our Asian invaders. They are all about money, any way they can get it.
      Driving down Coastal Highway 1, I saw Fish and Game busting two big SUVs, apparently a poaching team, both cars’ back areas stacked high with Igloos and SCUBA gear.
      Later read about it in the S.F. Chron. The lawless poachers had Asian names.
      Yep, diversity is our greatest asset. NOT.

      • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

        This still goes on. I lived on the coast of Marin and Sonoma Counties for many years. The Asian poachers have all but wiped out the once plentiful abalone and also the sea urchins. No respect of laws and the Dept of Fish and Game cannot get them all by a long shot. Same with wild mushrooms. Up in Cave Junction, OR, locals had been harvesting the delicious mushrooms for years. Chefs from SF and other places would fly up as the locals sold the mushrooms out of the back of pick-ups. Chinese immigrant learned about it and headed up to Cave Junction. They used rakes and destroyed the beds of mycelium that are the root systems of mushrooms. The locals went to defending their fields by shooting at the interlopers. This was in and around 2002. I never heard the final outcome of things there. But this is the way it goes. Up here in the Northwest, immigrants go fishing and take everything, only getting caught once in a while. The Columbia River sturgeon population is now near endangered. They go to streams and pluck out salmon in mid reproduction. This is what happens when you allow in third worlders who have no regard for our laws, customs or culture. It is a good metaphor for all the irreversible damage being done through flooding America (or any country) with these types.

        • HE2

          Thanks for the further information, Whiteplight, depressing though it is.
          I did not know about Asians’ wild mushroom over-harvesting and growth area destruction. Typical.
          We speak a lot about black infestation/destruction on this site, but they are not alone in their criminality and destruction of this country.
          As a California resident, I bear witness to the anti-social behavior of the laughably “model immigrant” Asians, not to mention our south of the border trasher-invaders. Both wreak havoc in their own ways.
          While Asians do not murder and rape, they push their kids to excel in school, take White citizen’s jobs, and in their scorning superiority, hate us behind our backs as they break our laws in equally destructive ways. Always in pursuit of the almighty dollar.

          Latinos take over entire communities, elect themselves to positions of leadership pushing La Raza agendas, trash neighborhoods with garbage, [disp. diapers a favorite], wrecked cars, collect every possible social benefit, abuse their pets, fly Mexican flags and fail in school which frees them up to drug deal, gang bang and commit crimes against people and property.
          California is destroyed. That is, with the exception of amnesty pushing Suckerberg’s Palo Alto mansion and recently purchased surrounding acreage, for privacy’s sake, he said, [nothing to do with a buffer against the vibrancy of down and dirty East Palo Alto.]

  • ViktorNN

    Any implicitly white activity – whether it be hobby or high culture – must be diversified or else racism has won.

    Meanwhile, any non-white pursuit – like cooking foreign foods, asian exercise, or hispanic dancing, etc. – must remain non-white. If whites try to get it on it, they’re “appropriating.”

    The truth is, I don’t think whites should do non-white crap – it’s the double standard that I find absurd and unfair.

  • Ringo Lennon

    Somebody wants more black bird watchers? Would you want to meet a black in the woods by yourself?

  • Evette Coutier

    These people don’t have enough to do with their time. Don’t they have actual work to do at their jobs instead of fooling around counting negro bird watchers?

  • Let some chickens loose into the woods and the Negroes will come running with pots and pans.

  • Ghost

    There’s not many birds flying around carrying crack rocks on them. Why would a niigger go looking for one?

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    These types of articles highlight just how copious the differences are between the races of humans.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    The KKK used to enact a little bit of highly deserved and provoked vigilante justice against Negro predators. They never lynched innocent Negroes. The lynching of a rapist/pedophiliac is vigilante justice, not bullying. Negroes are bullies by nature. The Klan met their bullying of and violence against innocent Whites with retribution.

    • ElGringo

      It’s not just vigilante justice, but justice in it’s purest form. The last place you’ll find justice is in a US courtroom.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Articles written by either morally degenerate Whites who enjoy embracing Negro style degeneracy, or naive Whites who live in an all White neighborhood, and actually believe that race is only skin deep.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Japan sounds as excellent as I had suspected it was. Beautiful land, but much of the landscape/nature of Africa is also beautiful. It is the people of Japan, a culture resulting from the racial superiority of the Oriental people, that makes Japan such a high quality place to live. I don’t see Orientals as superior to Whites. I see them as our equals in quality, but with a different texture to their temperament. Orientals are clearly superior to the Bronze and Negro races. Compared to Whites, I see a stronger penchant for team work, but a distinctly weaker penchant for individualism. A proper sense of who “us” is has been reinforced by Japan’s elites, not actively torn down for decades, as in Western countries. Their leaders know that United We Stand is a true and powerful concept, and leave no doubt that us is the Oriental people native to Japan. The leaders understand the behavioral strengths of their people, that team work and unity are naturally strong, and the leaders reinforce these culture strengthening qualities instead of trying to tear them down. If our leaders in the West would do the same, we would have retained the greatness of our civilization here in the West.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Not surprised a Brit introduced hiking to Japan. Whites have a stronger creative bent than Orientals. By and large, Orientals are quality practitioners, good workers who have an excellent record of team work. As far as innovation, though, Whites, as a race, are the creators and innovators of this world.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Whites have a stronger creative bent than Orientals.
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      Well yeah but…tentacle porn, you know?

      Sorry but…there are aspects of Jap culture I will never get. Most of which amuse me. No aspersion intended. I’m sure they don’t understand some things about me either…

      • Kenner

        Tentacle porn is an oxymoron.

        • propagandaoftruth

          I’m almost turned on by it.

          Then I start laughing.

  • IstvanIN

    It looked like they were going to break the Zebras legs with that rope.

  • brior

    How do you introduce hiking? Do you think the Japanese couldn’t figure out how to walk up hill without help?

    • Christorchaos

      Welp, there is a famous essay by Murray Rothbard in the Freemanwhere he talks about going to these Academic conferences in plush locations, especially in the mountains, and how all the Gentiles scurry off in the free time and climb some mountain, while the Jews all sit around the fire having a brandy and not seeing the sense of it all. So it might be totally a Semitic thing not to see the sense of climbing mountains for fun.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    English teachers in Japan are necessary evils, to better take American jobs and industries. It’s a Sun Tzu approach.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Home Depot commercials always showcase Magic Negroes painting, mowing, and working fastidiously improving McMansions that they are implied to be the owners of. I’ve been to Home Depot numerous times, never seen a Negro there.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    The only person I know of still living in Japan is an English teacher. The other person, who has since left, was employed by a U.S. military contractor; since it is America’s responsibility to expend considerable treasure to protect Japan, so they can better direct that windfall on taking American jobs and industry. All Japanese products should have attached a reparations tax to recoup the costs of protecting them for these last 60+ years.

    • bilderbuster

      It’s not like they wanted or needed it.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Protection, you mean? They weren’t allowed to rebuild their military. In retrospect, they should have allowed Japan a limited rebuilding.

  • John Smith

    Spotted owls are racist….

  • John Smith

    Water is also racist because not many blacks know how to swim.

  • NateBForrest

    The lack of Negroes in bird-watching is not surprising. Since time began, Negroes scrounged the jungle floor for food — including scattered grains and seeds that occasionally fell there. The chief rival in this pursuit were birds, who’s beaks, claws, and wings were formidable weapons. Negroes frequently got their azzes kicked by large birds, and have hated them with a vengeance ever since. This is why they love fried chicken. By eating fried chicken, Negroes are celebrating their “triumph” over their former arch-enemies, much as Negroes will cannibalistically consume the flesh of rival tribesman.

  • Anglo

    I see you’ve given this a lot of thought.

  • Anglo

    Thanks for that link from KTLA5 news; and yes, that illustrates my point. Our southern White ancestors understood the deleterious effects of Negro DNA. How long would it take to breed out Negro? 10 generations? 16 generations? I think once the DNA is there, it’s always there.

  • benvad

    I would from the red skins and exterminate them first, pull out of the UN. Deny citizenship to non whites, at best the could have residency but NO NATIONAL RIGHTS, like I have in Japan.

    Blacks have to be deported along with muslims. Jews would have economic links and military protection with free trade but would be in Israel.