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Project Passenger Pigeon

With a population over 3 billion in the mid-1800s, the passenger pigeon was once the most abundant land bird in North America. Yet by the end of the nineteenth century it was extremely endangered, becoming extinct by 1914. Such a rapid decline has led many to ask what happened and what can we learn from this tragedy? The Project Passenger Pigeon site asks such compelling questions and offers some...