Starr has died

I am deeply saddened to report that Starr Saphir died at 3:50 PM today, February 5th, at Calvary Hospice in New York, after an eleven-year battle with breast cancer.

To Starr’s daughters, Shawna and Lara, who loved their mother very much, I extend my deepest condolences.

Generations of Central Park birders have discovered the wonders of birding through her walks, and many of the regulars have been with her for over two decades. We are all going to miss her.