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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Allan Gaunt

Penny Gaunt

My wonderful husband, Allan, sadly passed away unexpectedly in 2021. He had a lifelong passion for birds and kept detailed records of his sightings. Allan was incredibly thorough and wouldn’t be satisfied to just hear a bird, he had to see it to validate his identification was correct. We would often go on birdwatching trips together up and down the country. Allan was a much-valued supporter of BTO and gave many hours of volunteer time surveying birds. One of Allan’s birdwatching highlights during his life was to find a Fregetta Petrel at Severn Beach, Avon in 2009, proven to be the first British record of this genus. Allan will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Penny

Allan Gaunt