In the Field and Behind the Lens with David Greaves and Darren Cook | Black Birders Week

By Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (other events)

Thursday, June 3 2021 7:00 PM 8:00 PM EDT

Join us in celebrating Black Birders Week with a FREE webinar featuring photographers David Greaves and Darren Cook. Sit down virtually with both of these talented photographers, one from the east coast and one from the west coast, as they share their work and personal stories. Tune in as David and Darren discuss their experiences in the field and behind the lens.

* This event is in celebration of Black Birders Week—a week-long series of events to highlight Black nature enthusiasts and to increase the visibility of Black birders, who face unique challenges and dangers when engaging in outdoor activities.

A private link to the webinar will be emailed to all registrants about 1 hour before the start of the live program. A recording of the webinar will be posted and shared to all registrants following the event. 

Registration closes 2 hours before the start of the program. 

Hawk Mountain will be recording this webinar, including all questions, comments, etc., by the audience. By participating, you agree to allow the recording to be posted on Hawk Mountain's website, Facebook page, Instagram feed, and other media.

David Greaves: David was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Prince George's County, MD where his love for the environment and wildlife was fostered.  David's photography is inspired by the television shows he grew up watching such as NOVA, Wild America, and more.  David uses his photography to encourage people of color of all ages to explore the natural world around them.  He created the brand "Nature Under Your Nose" as a way to introduce his target audience to beauty of nature they can find locally where they live and abroad.  David's work promotes the idea that nature is here for everyone to enjoy and everyone should get out and enjoy it.  To learn about his work follow him on Instagram @natureunderyournose or at

Darren Cook: A nature lover since he can remember, Darren was born in Ft Dix, New Jersey in 1968. Being the son of a military officer, he was exposed to many cultures and countries while growing up. Time spent in Monterey California, England, Ireland, Germany, Thailand, Vietnam and Hawaii afforded him opportunities to explore the diverse natural environments that he was always drawn to as a child. He spent many days from sun-up to sunset observing and documenting the animals that he found. Later in life Darren was involved professionally in acting and art and after starting a successful business in the wine industry, he has now found time to turn his focus back to the wildlife that he loves. His nature photography has been published in online science journals and he recently published his first wildlife calendar entitled "Wildlife of the West". A book is in the works for 2022. Check out Darren's photography on Instagram at @blackbirdman_