Tim Fisher, very well known and well loved in the birding community and co-author of The Kennedy Guide and author of A Photographic Guide to Birds of the Philippines, passed away last night due to kidney and liver failure.
I pray that he is now enjoying himself up there with God and seeing all those birds that he hasn't seen yet while he was here on earth.
Rest In Peace Tim Fisher.... You will surely be missed
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This was the first time I saw and met Tim Fisher... in Candaba Swamp during the Asian Waterbird Census in 2005 I think, if I'm not mistaken. This is the first picture that I took of him with some KAAKBAY members.
Here's another picture of Tim during the 2nd Philippine Bird Festival in Quezon City in 2006 at the booth of KAAKBAY. At his left are advocacy posters which feature the Philippine Ducks taken by Ka Mastah and Tina.
Rest in peace, Tim!
Let the birds fly you to heights you've never been to.
I saw a Brown Shrike in my garden yesterday. I was thinking of its incredible adventure from China to my Garden. I wondered what it took for this Shrike to survive his migration. Being in my garden he has marked the changing of seasons and I am now hoping the cool Amihan wind is not too far behind.
I never noticed this phenomenon or understood its significance until I became a birder.
Tim is one of the people who was instrumental in opening my eyes to this fantastic world of birds. I will forever be grateful.
Post by Lydia Robledo on Sept 16, 2010 4:57:26 GMT
The Philippine Bird Guide Book by Tim Fisher- that's what we remember even if there are other authors. It is because Tim had made himself available to us. We see him around often with the friendliest smile.
Tim and I do not talk about birds when we see each other. We talk about butterflies! He used to be a butterfly watcher-collector before he became a birdwatcher. In one of his trips to Makiling, he was birdwatching, but an unusual butterflly fluttered by and he tried to pursue it. When we met in one of the WBCP meetings, he reported it to me and said that I should look it up because it is something he has not seen before. If I find it Tim, I will name the pink butterfly after you. Farewell, my special friend. I will look you up in the New Earth where birds and butterflies surely abound.
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Lydia C. Robledo Philippine Butterfly Habitat Conservation Society, Inc. www.philippinebutterflies.com Love a caterpillar, save a butterfly. Protect the habitat.
The earth is the Lord's and everything that is in it. Psalms 24:1
i always bump into tim during my out of town sorties may it be in picop, banawe or candaba. since i normally go alone, seeing tim in these remote locations is a plus. i will surely miss tim and his company and his words of wisdom when it comes to tracking down birds. may tim rest in peace
Very sad news. It is difficult to conceive of anybody that has heightened the interest of the international birding community to the plight of so many threatened Philippine birds, through his decades long birding tours. He kept Philippine birding in the international spotlight, when few were doing so, and his contribution to the in-the-field knowledge of so many species is unquantifiable. Let him go to a well-deserved rest. Condolences to all those who loved him, and whose lives he has touched.
He's a pillar of the Philippine bird photography. He made a legacy out of his passion, a great hero to emulate...may his works inspire more people to appreciate the beauty of Philippines' unique fauna and flora