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Robert A. Morgan

Chicago, Illinois

Dec 6, 1948 – Dec 3, 2017

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Robert A. Morgan, 68, senior lecturer at Loyola University, Department of Biology, died at his home on Sunday, December 3. Born on December 6, 1948, Bob grew up in Bletchley, England where he began his life-long interest in bird watching. After graduatingwith honors in biology from University...

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Only just heard that Bob had passed. I have fond memories of Bob from our school days at Bletchley Grammar School. Goodbye old friend, rest in peace.

I miss you Bob! I will always cherish our many hours in the field and our friendship. My love of birds is a direct result of your knowledge and joy in teaching others. Can't wait to see you again my friend. Until then soar and be free!! Love always.

Bob and I worked with the same team at BAS. We did not overlap but I knew right away that I would never be capable of filling Bob's shoes! Thankfully my role called for something different!I did hope that we might meet up at some point though sadly this did not come to pass.

My condolences to your family Bob. You will not be forgotten.

When I started work at the British Trust for Ornithology back in 1973, Bob was one of the people who helped to me find my feet and gain confidence at the start of my career. He was a hugely popular member of staff - always engaging, with plenty of time for people and, of course, a really deep love of birds. I didn't realise it at the time, but I think his enthusiasm for extra-curricular ornithology rubbed off on me in a big way. He spent huge amounts of his personal out-of-office time on his...

Bob worked for me (and especially closely with the late Peter Prince) with the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge and South Georgia for a number of years, joining us from the British Trust for Ornithology. In addition to his considerable professional skills, he was a great team player and an invaluable part of our field research team. Very sad to hear of his loss and my sincere condolences to all who have been close to him. John Croxall
Prof. John Croxall CBE FRS
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So sad to hear of the loss of my dear friend Bob. We first met at the British Antarctic Survey in 1984 and I knew instantly that Bob would be a close buddy. Happy memories of having a Friday lunchtime pint in the 'Baron of Beef' pub in Cambridge. We spent time together 'down south' ringing (banding) albatrosses and penguins and having many adventures with ice, boats and helicopters. Some years later, I spent 2 months with Bob and Anita in Chicago, working on his bark-foraging woodpecker...

Bob was my Dad (Step). We lived as a family until 1985 when life moved on and Bob's path led him to Antarctica and Chicago.

We kept in close touch over the years and caught up on a number of occasions in both the UK and Chicago.

We last caught up in May 2016 when my partner Gareth and I met Bob and Anita in the Spanish Pyrenees. We had a lovely few days searching for Lammergeiers and chasing Hoopoes through quiet villages! My abiding memory of Bob is of us standing in...

I first met Bob in 1979. He was a brilliant friend to have one of the best.
His love of birds and the natural world and his infectious enthusiasm enabled me to learn a lot. It was amazing how some species just seemed to turn up out of the blue for him when visiting us at home in the North West of Scotland. I think they knew he was there for them. And it was all great fun.
One day (spur of the moment kind of thing) Bob and I walked from Corrour to Kinlochleven on a...