Revolutionary in the study of wader birds

With the recent passing of Dr Clive Minton the world has lost one of the most influential and significant amateur ornithologists who helped transform the field of birdwatching (or “twitching” as it is commonly known in the UK) to a serious scientific discipline that has contributed seminal data to our understanding of the planet’s changing climate.

But more than that, Clive’s lifelong and exuberant passion for the study of birds in general, and migratory wader birds, in particular, led him to organise and co-ordinate thousands of willing and enthusiastic volunteers to the cause. Clive lived his own mantra that leadership was the ability to tell someone where to go so that they looked forward to the journey.

Read the full obituary at the Sydney Morning Herald website.

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