Published: September 10, 2014

Year of the Passenger Pigeon

Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Brain Scoop

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2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon, the most numerous bird species in the history of our planet. 

2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon, the most numerous bird species in the history of our planet. 

Be sure to check out Joel Greenberg's book, "A Feathered River Across the Sky" for more information about the pigeon's history.