Friday, September 25, 2020

Obituary - Roger Robertson Sutton (1921-2006)

TitleObituary - Roger Robertson Sutton (1921-2006)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsCooper, W, Muller, P
Type of Articleobituary

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With the death of Roger Sutton in September 2006 at the age of 84, the Ornithological Society of New Zealand lost a long-standing and stalwart member.

A member of the OSNZ for nigh on 50 years, Roger became the Southland Regional Representative in 1966, and served in the role for 17 years, years during which ornithology made considerable strides in Southland and when the local membership reached its peak. Roger was an inspirational RR, introducing many young (and some not so young) people to the delights of bird watching and study. During his time as RR the Southland Region hosted the highly successful 1969 field study course. The members who took part completed the 1st full survey of the main wader sites in the region, and started annual summer and winter wader censuses that were then undertaken at all main roost sites from 1976 to 1999.

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