I just spoke with Starr’s daughter, Shawna, who wanted me to pass along to Starr’s many friends in the birding world some sad news. Starr is back at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in Manhattan. She is extremely ill and doctors warn that she may have only weeks or days to live. She has battled breast cancer for over ten years.
As of today, Starr cannot speak on the phone. She may be able to receive visitors at some point, but you should check with the hospital or with Shawna (at Starr’s contact number) before planning a visit. Her room number is M1015B.
If I hear anything more, I will announce it here. Please keep Starr in your thoughts!