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In Memoriam: William (Bill) R.P. Bourne, 1930-2021




BAIRD, P. 2022. In Memoriam: William (Bill) R.P. Bourne, 1930-2021. Marine Ornithology 50: 253 - 257

Date Published: 2022/10/15
Date Online: 2022/09/22


This tribute is a compilation of obituaries by Michael Harris and Mark Tasker, Craig Harrison's speech at the ceremony for Bill's Pacific Seabird Group (PSG) Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, Michael Harris's eulogy at Bill's memorial service in Scotland, and emails I have received from PSG members, as well as from my memories of a very long friendship with Bill and his wife Sheila spanning over 30 years.


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