Molly Adams is a birder, artist and conservationist. Her work strives to connect people to conservation of the natural world through education, outreach and advocacy. Through the Feminist Bird Club, Adams has been working towards promoting diversity and equity in the birding community while fundraising for human rights organizations.
As New York City Audubon’s Advocacy and Outreach Manager, Adams is working to expand and mobilize the organization’s membership community in order to collectively advocate for bird-friendly buildings legislation at the federal, state, and city levels.
Adams is also the founder of the Feminist Bird Club, which held its first bird walk in Brooklyn in October 2016 and has been featured in National Audubon and The New York Times. This club acts as a safe way for birders of all backgrounds and gender identities to get outdoors in urban areas while fundraising for basic human rights. There are now chapters in Boston, Chicago, Michigan, Toronto, Seattle, Madison, and the Netherlands—with more in the works.
Adams has a Masters degree in Marine Conservation and Policy from Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and an Undergraduate degree in Critical and Visual Studies from the Pratt Institute, with an emphasis on sustainability and natural history museums.
Notable works, coverage and accomplishments
(cover image courtesy: Molly Adams; headshot: with piping plover chick. ©Jen Kepler)