Farewell to IJFL

Published on 12 January 2017 in News and comment, Obituaries

It was sad to hear yesterday that James Ferguson-Lees passed away in the early hours of 11th January 2017, three days after his 88th birthday. He was executive editor of BB for 19 years from 1954 and oversaw a number of major innovations during that time; he was instrumental in the establishment of both the British Birds Rarities Committee and the Rare Breeding Birds Panel. We send our sympathies to his wife, Karen.

James Ferguson-Lees (right) with Phil Hollom, on a punt at Sreburna, Bulgaria 1960. Eric Hosking Charitable Trust

James Ferguson-Lees (right) with Phil Hollom, on a punt at Sreburna, Bulgaria 1960. Eric Hosking Charitable Trust