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Passenger Pigeons: Native to N. America, flocks of birds at one time were so large it was said they could block out the sun. One flock in 1866 was described as being 1 mile wide, 300 miles long and took 14 hours to pass, with estimated numbers of birds in excess of 3.5 billion. The species went from being one of the most abundant birds in the world to extinction during the space of just 100 years. Martha, thought to be the world's last Passenger Pigeon, died on Sept. 1, 1914 at Cincinnati…


15 Extinct Bird Species & Possible Reasons for Their Extinction

Extinct bird species: Passenger Pigeon. The Passenger Pigeon was a very social bird that lived in large flocks. By the early 20th century, the passenger pigeon died out completely due to hunting and destruction of natural forest habitat

A new book about the passenger pigeon

And Then There Were None ( the sad tale of the Passenger Pigeon) fabric by ceanirminger on Spoonflower - custom fabric


Ancient DNA Could Return Passenger Pigeons to the Sky Genetic engineering could restore the once profuse North American bird after a century...


Five American Birds that have gone Extinct in the Past 100 Years

The Passenger Pigeon was once the most populous bird on the planet, swarming in flocks of millions. Humans hunted them to extinction by 1914 but could we bring them back?


100 years later, the passenger pigeon still haunts us

Martha, the last passenger pigeon. She died Sept 1, 1914, marking the 100th anniversary of the extinction.