Brian initially approached me to sit on the board of the Grand Manan Bird Observatory. When that dissolved, the GMWSRS was able to apply for funding from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund and the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund for the banding and nesting restoration projects.
|Decoys, rain barrel and outhouse on Sheep Island where Brian coordinated a common tern nesting restoration project. His concern for restoring bird habitat was paramount.|
|Brian showing a school class on of the birds he had banded.|
Brian was an independent spirit and people didn't always know how to take him. He was known to ruffle some feathers now and then but he was also known to volunteer his time and energy to anyone who needed assistance. He loved demonstrating bird banding to children who were always thrilled to be able to hold a wild bird. His humour was one of his greatest assets and humour followed him through life. The countless stories of his adventures will no doubt be what most will remember, along with his amazing birding skills.