birding-aus Rather sad news....

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Subject: birding-aus Rather sad news....
From: Susan Myers <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 15:26:48 +1100
I just read this on John Wall's Worldtwitch site and thought Birding Aus subscribers may want 
to know about it. I could find no date, so apologies if this is old news:
In Memorium
I was saddened to learn of the death of Phoebe Snetsinger in a bus accident in 
Madagascar. After receiving a diagnosis of "terminal" cancer 15 to 20 years 
ago, Phoebe set out to see as many of the world's birds as she could in the 
time remaining. The disease went into remission, but she never stopped birding, 
eventually accumulating possibly the largest world list, in excess of 8,000 
species. We enjoyed a pleasant evening with her at the party for Tom Davis in 
Howard Beach, NY in 1986, and often heard about her birding adventures. Phoebe 
will be missed by her many friends around the world.

Susan Myers

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