Meeting Location: Meet at the last, large parking lot on the left near the pavilion at Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Doug Chickering will be leading a bird walk at Salisbury Beach State Reservation and reading from his book Reflections
On A Golden-Winged Warbler. Doug will sign copies of his books. Chickering’s essays bring to life our memories of our
best moments in the field, by describing his favorite moments in his characteristic, magical prose. This book will make
a wonderful gift for a birder this holiday season.
Doug Chickering has for nearly three decades been a frequent and passionate birder and chronicler of Essex County, one of the most famous and historic birding locations in the world. His essays in the Newburyport Birders' newsletter were extremely popular. He has published his essays on birding in Winging It, Bird Observer and The Quail. Doug is frequently invited to read his works on Ray Brown’s radio program Talkin’ Birds.
Here's what readers are saying about Doug's book:“Birding is all about sharing the adventure, and in this collection of entertaining essays, Douglas Chickering has shown how varied the world of birding can be. A wonderful read for any birder.”
—Don and Lillian Stokes, authors of The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America
“It was the magic of Doug Chickering’s prose, observed on the Massbird Listserv, that led me to begin reading them on my radio show and to inviting Doug to read some himself. How wonderful that many of his beautiful and thoughtful pieces have been assembled in this delightful book. I recommend Reflections on a Golden-Winged Warbler heartily to all who love birds and to all who enjoy wise and insightful observations expressed with beauty, eloquence, and a clearly-expressed love for our natural world.”
—Ray Brown, host of the Talkin’ Birds weekly radio show
“The short birding stories of Douglas Chickering are truly inspirational. He demonstrates the pure joy and exhilaration of coming face to face with a plethora of birds on his beloved Plum Island and surrounding countryside. I have had the privilege of birding Plum Island often with Doug, and even 20 years on, I still have wonderful memories of those halcyon days. If ever a man has demonstrated the delights of ‘Patch Birding’ it has to be Doug. This book is a must have for anyone wanting to share those emotions.”
—Derek Moore, British ornithologist and nature conservationist