John Kirschner
July 31, 1942 - July 30, 2015
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On July 30, 2015, the world lost one of the last true gentlemen: Edward John Kirschner passed away peacefully at his home in Galveston, Texas. He was surrounded by his family, friends, and a lot of love. John fought a 2-year battle with mesothelioma, and his wish was to donate his body to science in…

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Barbara Rapstein left a message on November 30, -0001:
Birding with John was the best whether it was on long hikes or hours in the blind. Through his quiet observation and hours upon hours in the woods he saw what others missed. When it became known what John had found there at Corps Woods, there was a steady stream of human visitors each migration. He knew more about those woods than anyone and would share that knowledge with any visitor he met there. It was from John we learned how great Corps Woods could be. John measured his birding days in the number of warbler species seen. Twenty plus species of warbler in a day was not uncommon. I will always remember how when the water had dried up he rigged a tube and funnel at the blind where he kept a gallons of water. He would pour water into the funnel. It ran down the tube 10-15 ft way into a little puddle. It immediately drew in the warblers and other birds from the edges. It was magical. My favorite outing with John was walking along the old railroad bed at Horseshoe Marsh on Bolivar and finding Palm warblers. He will live on the memories of many birders for his dedication to Corps Woods and its birds.
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