Remembering a loved one

Welcome to BTO’s Remembrance Page - a special place where we invite family and friends to celebrate the lives of loved ones, their love for birds and the natural world. Share a photo, a birdwatching memory or a special story as a lasting tribute.

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David 'Ian' Brotherton

Jennifer Brotherton

Ian introduced me to bird watching when we were students in love for him & birdwatching grew over the 50 happy years birdwatching in Britain & abroad, taking part in surveys & eagerly anticipating the arrival of curlews on the Moor behind our house & the shallows who nested in our porch. A headful of knowledge which he quiety shared with family and friends, recognising birds by songs as well as sight. He advocated & campaigned for nature throughout his life.