David Gessner is the author of nine books, including Return of the Osprey and the forthcoming All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West.

Articles by David Gessner

The Sketch

The American Dipper

By David Gessner
August 28, 2015 — This pudgy little bird may not look like anything special, but beneath its underwhelming exterior beats the heart of a champion.
Birds in the News

The Birds of British Petroleum

By David Gessner
June 26, 2015 — Five years after the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the author of The Tarball Chronicles grabs his binoculars and returns to the scene of the slime.

Going Deep

By David Gessner
July 10, 2014 — Gannets are the bird world’s Olympians, capable of plunging a hundred feet through the air, then slicing through the ocean to chase down fish.