John Gooders, who did more than most to broaden the horizons of Britain's bird- watchers, died on 18th May 2010 after a long illness, aged 73. He was a prolific author and his books guided many of us in learning about birds. I first knew of John in 1970 as I collected Birds of the World in weekly instal- ments - and with it I got my paperback copy of his classic Where to Watch Birds (published in 1

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