Brian Kevin


Brian Kevin is the associate editor of Down East magazine and author of the just-published The Footloose American: Follow- ing the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America. He lives in coastal Maine.

Articles by Brian Kevin

The Mystery of Seahorse Key's Missing Bird Colony Veers Into Strange Territory
December 05, 2016 — Russian submarines? Black-ops helicopters? Vigilante sheepdogs? Cannibal snakes? Weird theories abound for the causes of the baffling case.
The Burning Man of Birding: Inside Iceland's Puffin Festival
November 01, 2015 — For decades Icelanders have celebrated the Atlantic Puffin even while they've served it up on plates. But some traditions can't last forever.
A Very Bad Plan
January 23, 2015 — The Nicaraguan government, in league with a Chinese company, wants to dredge an 800-foot-wide canal through one of the world’s richest, most biodiverse regions, connecting the Pacific and the Caribbean. What could possibly go wrong?
Duck Dynasty
July 14, 2014 — Of canvases and Canvasbacks: a look inside the high-stakes, duck-obsessed world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.
Fight Club: A Ragtag Crew Races to Save Disappearing Trees
April 17, 2013 — Backcountry activists in the Mountain West defend the whitebark pine against climate change and beetle attacks.
Ecuador Won’t Drill for Oil in the Amazon—As Long as the World Pays Up
July 20, 2012 — The South American country ups the ante on a unique plan to save Yasuní National Park, a haven for tropical birds.