Bryan's Posts About Birds

Life Expressed in Flight, Poetry and Music

At long last, we here in the north will launch into spring next week. I’ll celebrate with two events. I hope to see you at either one — or both. You’ll encounter butterflies, birds, poetry and music.

The Death of a Hummingbird

In the struggle for existence, here’s a loser. Or so it would seem. I found this Costa’s Hummingbird on Saturday, already gone, in the riparian zone along the Colorado River in Yuma, Arizona.

A Rainforest Adventure

A gallery from the rainforest of Costa Rica, where I’m just back from 10 days of chasing nature.

On Darwin Day: Saving Songbirds

Today, Charles Darwin’s Birthday, I offer you a reflection from my annual bird survey at Bear Swamp in Wolcott, Vermont, where the Yellow-bellied Flycatchers call out no more.

2018 Review: Point-and-Shoot Cameras for Wildlife

My 2018 digital camera review for wildlife watchers, including lots of sample photos.

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.

Bird Wars

I advise caution if you were to encounter this species: Kylo Wren (Thryomanes kyloii).

Birds and Celebrations

A Baltimore Oriole in Duxbury and fine photography (and other celebrations) in Cabot.

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.