Bryan's Posts About Birds
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.
If nature blogs were as rhapsodic as BuzzFeed and other clickbait, they might read something like these.
The Arctic Comes Visiting
A Snowy Owl and Purple Sandpipers, among other blasts from the Arctic here at Schoodic Point in Maine’s Acadia National Park.
The Point of Schoodic Point
Warfare, birds, a sunset and news from Schoodic Point in Maine.
BirdNote: A Rumble of Geese
Feel the pulse of 10,000 wings in today’s episode of BirdNote — my account from dawn at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in the desert of New Mexico. I’m honored to have joined the team of writers at BirdNote, a syndicated adventure in sound and flight.
Getting Gulls: The Map
Go forth and get gulls. As a bonus feature of my Getting Gulls workshop in Essex, Vermont, on December 1, I’m developing a crowd-sourced map to prime gull-watching sites in New England. It’s your gateway to 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.
Four reminders for you to look high, low and in between as you walk the cold, soggy paths this weekend.
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.