a sad loss Perry de Rebeira

To: "'Geoff Shannon'" <>, <>
Subject: a sad loss Perry de Rebeira
From: "Stephen Ambrose" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:54:36 +1000
That's extremely sad news, and I agree with Geoff, that his passing is a huge 
loss to Australian ornithology. He was a mentor to a whole generation of bird 
banders, and to many birdwatchers, naturalists and to the wider public. He not 
only passed on his ornithological skills and knowledge unselfishly, he always 
encouraged others to develop skills of their own, and be as generous as him in 
sharing them.  He treated everybody as a close friend, and I will miss his sly 
humour and infectious laugh. My sincerest condolences to Alma. RIP Perry.

Stephen Ambrose
Ryde NSW

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Geoff Shannon
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:38 PM
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Subject: [Birding-Aus] a sad loss Perry de Rebeira

Some of you banders and some others in the community will know Perry de Rebeira 
illustrator of Birds of Rottnest Island and author of Bander’s Guide to Birds 
of Western Australia. He sadly passed away yesterday after a visit to his 
beloved Eyre Bird Observatory. A sad loss to the banding community or his 
knowledge, skills and mentoring to so many of us. They do not make them like 
him often. RIP. Geoff Shannon
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