Date: 8/21/19 8:25 am From: Andrea Bean <abean60...> Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Sad news - Ida Giriunas
This is very sad indeed. She was one of the first people that I met when I
started to bird. She was a force to behold, and marvel and I will miss her
wit, but most of all her kindness and spunk.
On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 10:35 AM Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
> Ida Giriunas, long-time birder and trip leader, passed away yesterday. She
> was 91.
> Ida was a force of nature, fierce and passionate about birding. She led
> and participated in many trips for the Brookline Bird Club, serving as a
> trip leader and past president and board member, spearheading the
> nationally known BBC pelagic birding program and making an annual trip to
> Machias, Maine for Atlantic Puffins and other downeast specialties. Dedicated
> to birding, she was happy to share those experiences with those new to the
> birding world, the BBC and others. Those of us who knew her appreciated
> her directness, sense of humor and hearty laugh. Her years of service have
> been invaluable helping to make birding in New England the joy that it is.
> We won’t be able to replace her, and those of us who knew her are
> Barbara Volkle
> Northborough, MA