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Colin Harrison was one of the most talented and least appreciated British ornithologists of his generation. Born in London, he gained a scholarship to a local grammar school and at first worked…

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The name of Bill Park will not be known to many birdwatchers today, for Bill, who died on 20th September 2003, aged 81, was one of that dwindling band who began birding…

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Edward Max Nicholson, born on 12th July 1904 in Ireland and known to all simply as Max, died on 26th April 2003. One of the most influential conservationists of the twentieth century,…

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Very sadly, news arrived on 16th January 2003 that Chris Mead had died, peacefully in his sleep, concluding a remarkably full life. The UK has consequently lost a modern-day ornithological giant, one…

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Obituaries // 01.11.2002

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Professor Leo Surenovich Stepanyan, who died in Moscow on 16th February 2002 following an illness, made an outstanding contribution to ornithology, primarily as a taxonomist. He was born on 19th March 1931…

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Obituaries // 01.10.2002

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With the death of Ken Simmons on 25th February 2002, BB has lost a distinguished and loyal supporter. Of some 270 contributions he made to the ornithological literature, more than 120 were…

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Obituaries // 01.05.2002

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n 31st January 2002, Professor Dr K. H. Voous, a winner of the Gold Medal of the British Ornithologists’ Union, an Honorary Member of the BOU and an Honorary Subscriber to British…

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Obituaries // 01.04.2002

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Known to most of his friends as Bert, he was also Herbert to many, and H. E. Axell on more formal occasions. However you knew him, he was famous in birding circles…

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