Death of the International Wader Study Group’s founding father, Dr Clive Minton
We are very sad to report the death of the International Wader Study Group’s founding father, Dr Clive Minton, in a car accident in Victoria, Australia, on 6 November 2019. Clive was returning home after a trip to see birds on Kangaroo Island in South Australia along with his wife, Pat, and another lady, Irma Kluger. Both ladies were badly injured and are now recovering in hospital. Our thoughts are very much with Pat and Irma and their families at this difficult and sad time.
Clive Minton’s infectious enthusiasm for waders, his boundless energy, his cannon-netting expertise, his friendship and his charisma touched the lives of a great many people all over the world. He will be sorely missed.
A full account of Clive Minton’s contribution to wader science and conservation will appear in Wader Study. In the meantime members are invited to contribute their tributes and remembrances of Clive by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org for publication on the Tributes and remembrances page of this website.
Featured image: Waders in flight, 2006 Delaware Bay (Simon Gillings).