David Barrett wrote yesterday:
I am deeply saddened to report that Starr Saphir died at 3:50 PM today, February 5th, at Calvary Hospice in New York, where she had been receiving palliative care after a decade-long battle with cancer.
Her skills as a birder were legendary. The “matriarch of Central Park birding,” she was a friend, teacher, mentor, and inspiration to many. Her daughters Shawna and Lara loved her very much. We are all going to miss her.
Graveside services for Starr will be at 12:30 PM Thursday, February 7th, atKensico Cemetery (914 949 0247), 273 Lakeview Avenue, in Valhalla, New York. All are welcome to attend.