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By Susan Cosier
Wall Street Journal, July 30-31, 2022
It was the surf scoter that first caught Molly Adams' attention. Back in 2014, she was scrolling through an interactive exhibit at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, N.Y., where she worked as an environmental educator. The black seabird looked so odd to her - with a sloped bill that made it appear to be constantly, softly smiling - that she couldn't imagine seeing one near her house. Yet a few weeks later, there it was.
Seeing the scoter in person ignited a fascination within Ms. Adams. "That was what really changed it for me," she said. "I was like, 'Okay, I'm sold. Show me more.'" She'd found what birders (not "bird watchers," a more colloquial categorization that belies the intensity with which some pursue the creatures) call her "spark bird." Before long, she formed the Feminist Bird Club, now an international organization with more the 20 chapters in North Ameria and Europe.
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