Bryan's Posts About Birdwatching

Public Radio Gets with the Gulls

Listen to me proselytize about the audacity of gulls on Vermont Public Radio.

An Arctic Adventure Among Gulls

From origins somewhere in the Arctic, not too far from the North Pole, a young Glaucous Gull made an incredible journey to a compost pile here in Vermont last year. And it might have just returned for a second winter visit.

Snowy Satisfaction

A Snowy Owl struck some nice poses for me in Randolph, Vermont, on Monday.

Your Best Field Guides Aren’t Apps

What’s true for movies is true for nature apps: the book is better. If you really want to learn nature, anything from bogs to bumblebees, get an actual book. Here’s my buyer’s guide.

Getting Gulls – My Presentation in Montpelier on December 21

You want elegance on the wing? Audacity on the beach? You gotta get with gulls. I hope to see you for this presentation in Montpelier on Thursday, December 21.

Light and Tides

An adventure in birds (no turkeys) from the Maine coast.

The “Snowy Owl Scoop” Takes Flight

I’ve just launch the Snowy Owl Scoop — all sorts of online resources for meeting your Snowy Owl needs this winter, including a sightings map.

Snowy Owls Arrive

As I had predicted, the Arctic came visiting this past weekend. Snowy Owls were discovered in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and elsewhere across the northern U.S.

Snowy Owl Alert

This cold front could bring more than snow to New England: be on the lookout for Snowy Owls.

Getting Goosed This Autumn

In the angled light and wide open spaces of the Champlain Valley this autumn, I suggest that you get goosed.

A Vireo Underwater

Here on Monhegan Island, off Maine’s midcoast, I noticed a Philadelphia Vireo this morning — underwater.

Drum Roll, Please

Trees speak many languages: their leaves whoosh in summer, their trunks creak in winter. At the onset of spring, however, trees become sounding boards for courtship. Before the thrushes and warblers and sparrows arrive to sing from branches and boughs, woodpeckers kick off the spring chorus with a drum roll.