Project Passenger Pigeon

Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future

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Find interesting facts on the passenger pigeon in Canada
and the U.S. by clicking this map of North America.

Explore this Amazing Bird and Its Message

The story of the passenger pigeon is unlike that of any other bird. With a likely population between 3 and 5 billion, it was the most abundant bird in North America and probably the world. Yet human exploitation drove this species to extinction over the course of a few decades.
2014 marks the centenary of this extraordinary extinction. Project Passenger Pigeon will mark this anniversary and promote the conservation of species and habitat, strengthen the relationship between people and nature, and foster the sustainable use of natural resources. The project aims to engage a broad audience through a documentary film, a new book on passenger pigeons, this website, social media, curricula, and a wide range of exhibits and programming for people of all ages.

Explore this site for more information about these amazing birds, the broader themes of Project Passenger Pigeon, upcoming project activities, and ways you can participate.

Learn interesting Passenger Pigeon facts
by Province/State/Territory

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