My friend Elizabeth Gehrman‘s book “Rare Birds: The Extraordinary Tale of the Bermuda Petrel and the Man Who Brought It Back from Extinction” is being published this October by Beacon Press. Publisher’s Weekly calls the book “bittersweet“: “Nature and travel journalist Gehrman shares the quirky tale of an eccentric Bermudan ‘born naturalist,’ David Wingate, who nearly singlehandedly saved the cahow—otherwise known as the Bermuda petrel—thought to have been extinct since the 1600s. … Wingate’s single-minded passion and his ability to foster the birds, habitat, and Bermudans’ environmental awareness should make readers wish for more ‘rare birds.'” I’ve pre-ordered my copy!
Elizabeth and I worked together on a few projects back in the day.