Peter Douglas Vickery obituary
Peter Douglas Vickery, 67, of Richmond, died at his home on the morning of Feb. 28, 2017, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was born on Nov. 18, 1949, in Oxford, England, to Walter Neef Vickery and Eugenia Belikoff Vickery.
Peter's lifelong passion was birds. He was known throughout Maine and farther afield for his knowledge of Maine's avifauna, past and present, and his unparalleled skills in field identification. He was also known for his love of sharing his knowledge and inspiring appreciation of birds in others, often inviting curious strangers to have a look through his telescope and explaining what he was looking at. And he was known and loved for his wide open heart, ready smile, warm hugs and enjoyment of all the wonders in the natural world.