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Cox Family Donate New Boat To Dr Wingate

Cox Family Donate New Boat To Dr Wingate

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] said they would like to recognize and thank the Cox family, owners of the Waterfront Group, for their  donation of a Boston Whaler with a fuel efficient Mercury engine to Dr. David Wingate so that he may continue to contribute to conservation in Bermuda.Dr. Wingate has been conducting his field work using his... Read more of this article

Snowy Owl Discovered Dead In Dockyard

Snowy Owl Discovered Dead In Dockyard

[Updated: Dr David Wingate said the owl, who was seen alive yesterday in Dockyard, has died. It was discovered dead this morning laying under a perch in Dockyard. Dr Wingate said it will be properly autopsied. A preliminary examination showed the bird is not emaciated, so he suspects it might be a victim of “secondary poisoning” from eating rats... Read more of this article

Wingate: Snake Population Could Be Disastrous

Wingate: Snake Population Could Be Disastrous

The accidental or illegal introduction of a breeding population of snakes to Bermuda could have disastrous consequences for the island’s eco-system, former Government conservation officer Dr. David Wingate told Bernews this week [May 22]. Dr. Wingate was speaking after last week’s incident when a three-foot Southern Black Racer or similar... Read more of this article

Dr Wingate Lecture Tonight At Warwick Academy

Dr Wingate Lecture Tonight At Warwick Academy

Warwick Academy is celebrating its 350th anniversary this year and Bermuda is marking 400 years of permanent settlement. The school is keen to combine these two milestones and what better way than considering what impact settlement has had on those who were here before us – the island’s native inhabitants, the most numerous of which were birds.... Read more of this article

Dr. Wingate Lecture: ‘Oceania To Suburbia’

Dr. Wingate Lecture: ‘Oceania To Suburbia’

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... Read more of this article

US Author Pens New Book On Cahow

US Author Pens New Book On Cahow

The story of Bermuda’s cahow — and Dr. David Wingate’s  role in saving the island’s critically endangered national bird — is being told in 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... Read more of this article

Wingate Recalls Historic Cahow Expedition

Wingate Recalls Historic Cahow Expedition

Bermuda made ornithological history — and front page news around the world — in 1951 when 18 breeding pairs of Cahows were discovered by an expedition led by American biologist Robert Cushman and Bermuda Museum, Aquarium & Zoo curator Louis Mowbray. A Bermudian schoolboy — 15-year-old David Wingate — accompanied the team... Read more of this article

Top UK Bird Watcher Here To See Cahow

Top UK Bird Watcher Here To See Cahow

One of the world’s foremost bird watchers — whose discoveries have helped to spark eco-tourism booms in his native Isles of Scilly and New Zealand — is in Bermuda this week getting a close-up look at the Cahow and other local species. Bob Flood’s summer sightings of rare seabirds on the British islands of Scilly has made it a... Read more of this article

Shearwater May Be Returning To Bermuda

Shearwater May Be Returning To Bermuda

The age of discovery is never over says internationally acclaimed Bermuda ornithologist Dr. David Wingate — reporting the Audobon’s Shearwater may be returning to nest on the island after a decades-long absence. In the most recent “Bermuda Audobon Society” newsletter, the island’s former Chief Bermuda Conservation officer... Read more of this article

Dr Wingate: Cliffs Under Condos Are Eroding

Dr Wingate: Cliffs Under Condos Are Eroding

Dr David Wingate has warned that the cliffs underneath the new condos being built on South Shore are eroding. The conservationist said it is a vulnerable cliff that is diminishing at the rate of 1 – 2 metres every decade, and that one single category 5 hurricane could cause the cliff to erode all the way back as far as the condos. The Grand... Read more of this article

Future Is Bright For ‘Extinct’ Cahow

Future Is Bright For ‘Extinct’ Cahow

Bermuda’s Nonsuch Island is now the chief battleground in the Cahow’s war against extinction — and for the first time in centuries, the critically endangered national bird appears to have gained the upper hand. The re-discovery of Bermuda’s Cahow – a species thought to have been extinct for more than 300 years —... Read more of this article

Environment Ministry Responds to Dr Wingate

Environment Ministry Responds to Dr Wingate

The Ministry of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy responded to claims made by Environmentalist David Wingate this week regarding the Tucker’s Point Special Development Order. Their full statement follows below: In his statement to media Dr Wingate said that the proposed development would mean “total deforestation” on the densely... Read more of this article

Wingate & Furbert Made Honorary Fellows

Wingate & Furbert Made Honorary Fellows

Two new Honorary Fellows – conservationist Dr. David Wingate and educator Mr. Dean Furbert – were inducted into the Company of Honorary Fellows of Bermuda College on Saturday, January 29 at the Coco Reefs Resort.Dr. Wingate was born in Bermuda and soon manifested a strong interest in nature. At 16 years of age he was invited to join the... Read more of this article