The end of a very sad week

31 Jan
Benson Bamutura

Benson Bamutura. Photo Eelco Meyjes

Benson Bamutura, who became a legend within the RFCG and was one of the very few people in the world to see the elusive Shelley’s crimsonwing finch, sadly passed away on Sunday 26 January. He was buried on Monday 27 January at his home in Bigadi, near Kibale national park in Uganda.

Without Benson the RFCG would not have been able to do its first field project in Uganda nor would it have been able to do its first EcoTour

Benson was a great man and he really knew his birds well. Everyone he met always liked him immediately

Benson played an important role in helping to make the world aware of the rarity of the Shelley’s crimsonwing finch.

May his soul rest in peace

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