Saturday, December 27, 2014

Fact of the Day: Departed Pigeon

When Europeans first arrived in North America, one of the most abundant birds was the passenger pigeon. However loss of habitat and hunting led to the bird's demise especially in the 19th century. The last known passenger pigeon, Martha died in a zoo in 1914. 

16 comments:

Linda said...

This is fascinating. Thanks so much for sharing, Adam.

Pilar Domínguez said...

They are so dirty these birds! I don´t like them at all. Kisses:)

Manzanita said...

Awww...too bad. I love birds of a feather because they always "flock together." A lesson humans could learn.

Pat Hatt said...

Humans always screw things up

Christine said...

Oh how sad.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is really sad.

Stephanie Faris said...

Wow! Interesting how different life was back then, even the birds!

Caro * said...

So sad.

Bob Bushell said...

Poor Pigeons, hunted, and put in a ZOO.

Mary Kirkland said...

So sad for the poor birds.

Terri said...

Oh how sad- I didn't know that!

Blue Grumpster said...

That I didn't know. But now I do. ;)

stephen Hayes said...

And to think there were once millions of them.

Theresa Mahoney said...

So sad when they are no longer here due to the stupidity of humans.

Kay said...

I'm sad for Martha, but we sure have the regular pigeons is great abundance!

The Happy Whisk said...

That's sad :-(