When you envision a typical bird watcher, you probably don't think about a Black man. However, there are a few Black birders out there. And as with most things that Black people pursue in a white world, there's a separate set of rules. Not anything huge, per se, but definitely a distinct rule set that few white people ever have to think about when spending time in nature. This is privilege vs. the lack thereof. This is the way it is in our country, and to pretend otherwise while chanting "post-racial" is like a bird sticking its head in the sand.
Video below via Slate. See also this article.