Daily Archives: February 9, 2017

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: A Birding Friend Passes On

I can’t say I knew him very well. We never exchanged Christmas presents or birthday cards. No family dinners or formal gatherings, no graduations or Baptisms. Never sure about his family situation or what relatives he may have, had but we loved birding together and that was all we needed to know.

This past week I received the sad news that my longtime birding friend and former BCAS board member Dick Engsberg passed away. I first met Dick when I joined Bergen County Audubon many years ago. He was a scholarly, soft spoken man, kindly and knowledgeable but most important he loved the birds and allowed me the honor and privilege of accompanying him into the field.

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