Linnaean Society tribute to Starr

Helen Hays and Joe DiCostanzo of the Linnaean Society of New York compiled and published, in the March/April 2013 News-Letter, memories of Starr submitted by many of those who knew her. These essays paint a vivid portrait of Starr and express the love and respect that so many of us felt for her. The issue also has many photos both of Starr and of her favorite bird, the Cerulean Warbler.

Some of these submissions came from viewers of this website. So that all, not just Linnaean members, can see this tribute issue, it is downloadable here as a PDF file:

Linnaean Tribute to Starr

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Viewing of “The Central Park Effect” This Tuesday

At 6pm this Tuesday, January 8th, the Linnaean Society of New York will present a screening of Jeffrey Kimball’s documentary¬†The Central Park Effect¬†at the American Museum of Natural History’s Linder Theater. Admission is free. Enter the museum through the 77th Street entrance.

This film focuses on Starr Saphir and features many other well-known Central Park birders. The bird photography and sound editing are top-notch. If you did not see this film on HBO last summer, you should consider seeing it now.

— David Barrett