Date: 12/23/19 2:34 pm
From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Joseph Zeranski
A post made to Joe’s Facebook page says there will be a small public memorial this Friday, 12/27 at Woodland Cemetery in Stamford CT at 11 am. The post says all are welcome to attend and share memories of Joe.

-Ryan MacLean
Greenwich Audubon Center

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> On Dec 13, 2019, at 7:47 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Hello friends,
> It is with great sadness that I report that a giant figure in Connecticut Birding, Joseph Zeranski of Greenwich, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8.
> Joe is probably best known as the co-author, with Thomas Baptist, of the milestone book, "Connecticut Birds", published in 1990. Even today it serves as the printed bible of the birds of CT, with an annotated species list. Also, "Big Joe" had an unending creative vision for new projects relating to birding. Among his accomplishments are as a founding member of The Connecticut Ornithological Association, the creation of the Greenwich Summer Bird Count, and the establishment of the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch at Greenwich Audubon.
> Joe was also a local historian, and a Constable of the town of Greenwich. He was probably happiest sitting at the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch, helping to document the annual passage of raptors during their southbound migration.
> I have not yet seen an obituary, but I have heard that a memorial service is being planned. More later, as it becomes available.
> Good Bye, Joe.
> Frank MantlikStratford
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