Bryan's Posts About Birds

Got Gulls?

They are among the most successful birds on Earth, living from polar regions to parking lots, along shorelines or at sewage ponds. They can be elegant or brutish, ambitious or lazy. And even as they pose for us in plain sight, they can be notoriously hard to identify — but not any more. Getting Gulls, my new workshop, debuts Thursday, December 1 at 6:30PM in the Essex High School auditorium in Essex, Vermont.

Autumn EcoAlerts

Four reminders for you to look high, low and in between as you walk the cold, soggy paths this weekend.

Got Geese?

Now that Snow Geese are returning to Vermont, track the migration with my 2016 Snow Goose Scoop. It’s one-stop shopping for the great white goose show.

Insects in Vermont Today – Naked in Norway on Wednesday

Tune in at noon today (Tuesday) for insects, and meet me and Ruth Wednesday for wildlife above the Arctic Circle.

Crap or Moth?

Droppings from nature.

The Other Fireworks

Bursts of color and flight from the wilds of Maine and here in Montpelier, Vermont.

Into the Wild (and Away from the Screen)

I now get to go outside and play — er, I mean work. My field season, as a consulting biologist and educator, launches like migrating warblers this week, which means you’ll find me less often here on the blog.

Ghosts and Tiny Treasures — My Essay for Aeon

Ten years ago, I walked into the swamps of Arkansas to find a ghost — and perhaps some redemption for wildlife … and for us.

Spring Creepers

Pity the brown creeper. A prisoner of the forest, the creeper seems unable to escape the gravitational pull of the tree trunk on which it creeps, ever upward, gleaning insects, spiders, and their eggs along the way. Or might it, actually, fly free and far?

Learn Birds and Insects in my Spring and Summer Field Seminars

My “Summer School” for nature features three courses this year. We begin with Better Birdwatching in May, continue with Butterflies and Moths in June, and wrap up the semester with Dragonflies and Damselflies before Independence Day.

What’s This? No. 25

Ending yet another all-too-long hiatus, my What’s This? nature challenge is back. Name it and be eligible to win $5 off any of my nature outings or workshops.

“Mexicans” Across the Border

Here along the Rio Grande, wildlife knows no international borders. Here’s a damselfly, a butterfly and a bird with Mexican roots (and namesakes).