A writer, naturalist and educator, Bryan Pfeiffer explores the wild places where people and nature converge.

From the Blog

Dawn and Rare Birds

Sunrise this morning is better than any warbler on Monhegan Island. Well, except for yesterday, when I found a Connecticut Warbler.

The Fog of Birding

In the rain, wind and fog on Monhegan Island today, we studied the finer points of common birds.

Recent Essays

Considering Cowbirds

Here’s how I learned to stop worrying and start loving Brown-headed Cowbirds. An essay for Northern Woodlands magaine.

Snowy Owls and Us

My essay on finding opportunity and humility in this winter’s irruption of Snowy Owls. For Aeon magazine.


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