These Black nature lovers are busting stereotypes, one cool bird at a time

Updated 8:58 AM ET, Wed June 3, 2020

(CNN)Everyone has the bird.

Corina Newsome calls it a gateway bird, the one special species that sets an avian enthusiast on a lifetime course of discovery and environmental passion. Hers was the blue jay.
For Tykee James, it was the belted kingfisher.
When asked what his favorite bird is, Alex Troutman paused. "Can I give