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September 1 marks 100 years since the last known Passenger Pigeon, known as Martha, died at the Cincinnati Zoo. It’s hard to imagine now, but at one time this species was the most numerous bird on earth, with a population of 3 to 5 billion birds.
These seemingly numberless flocks were considered an infinite resource and exploited so drastically that the species was driven to extinction in mere decades. A cautionary tale, the story of the Passenger Pigeon and other extinct bird species inspires our work and one of the main tenets of ABC’s efforts: to safeguard the rarest species.
This account of migrating Passenger Pigeons, by ornithologist and artist John James Audubon, expresses the vastness of the flocks:“I dismounted … and began to mark with my pencil, making a dot for every flock that passed. In a short time, finding the task which I had undertaken impracticable as the birds poured in in countless multitudes, I rose, and counting the dots then put down, found that 163 had been made in twenty-one minutes. I traveled on, and still met more the farther I proceeded. The air was literally filled with Pigeons; the light of noon-day was obscured as by an eclipse …”
(Read more: American Bird Conservancy)
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Robert Carlyle & Emilie de Ravin rehearsing & eating on set - August 20, 2014