Dr. Wingate Lecture: ‘Oceania To Suburbia’

March 20, 2012

Internationally renowned Bermudian ornithologist and and naturalist officer Dr. David Wingate will be giving a special lecture at Warwick Academy on Friday [Mar. 23] by to mark 400 years of the island’s permanent settlement and the school’s anniversary

The Bermuda Audubon Society and Warwick Academy are jointly presenting the talk “From Oceania to Suburbia: 400 years of Dramatic Change for Bermuda’s Bird Community.”

Dr. Wingate’s lecture is being held at the Warwick Academy Auditorium 7.00 pm

Tickets — adults $10, students $5 — are available at the door or from the school office.

Dr. Wingate’s  role in saving the island’s critically endangered national bird the cahow is the subject of a new book which will be published later this year.

Boston writer Elizabeth Gehrman’s “Rare Birds: The Extraordinary Tale of the Bermuda Petrel and the Man Who Brought It Back from Extinction” will be in bookstores in October.

The 256-page hardcover is being published by Boston’s Beacon Press.

Dr. David Wingate discusses the rediscovery of the cahow in 1951

 

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