Sunday, February 10, 2013

Characters of the Central Park Birding Scene - Starr Saphir.

I met Starr back in 1991 and did some birding with her, including a World Series of Birding, in New Jersey in the 1990s.  She was dedicated to birds and birding and is responsible for hatching and fledging many new birders.  Saw her a lot in Central Park, and even out of Long Island, in 2012.  She was one of the fixtures, and perhaps the best known member of the Central Park birding scene.  She passed away recently - here's the obituary in the New York Times.

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