Passenger Pigeon Project

Passenger Pigeon Replica
Passenger Pigeon Replica

Everyone has probably heard about the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. Some of you have probably heard about more Martha, the last known of her species who died in a zoo. But do you know the whole story about how this bird whose massive populations once darkened the sky was so totally exterminated that it came down to one? How did this bird effect American culture and what’s going on with the Passenger Pigeon Project that marks the 100th Anniversary of Martha’s passing and the end of a species. Join host Sarah Uthoff as she talks with Kyle Bagnall of Chippewa Nature Center.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/trundlebedtales/2013/11/18/ep-47-passenger-pigeon-project

Articles and Related Links

Project Passenger Pigeon is the organization that is leading the marking of the centennial of the species passing. Kyle is one of their speakers for Michigan.

Smithsonian Encyclopedia: http://www.si.edu/encyclopedia_Si/nmnh/passpig.htm

Summary of their Path to Extinction from The New Yorker:
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2014/01/06/140106crbo_books_rosen?currentPage=all

Story on Passenger Pigeon Exhibit (with video):
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/mathie&id=9475549

Ohio Historical Society Pathfinder on Passenger Pigeons:
http://www.ohiohistoryhost.org/ohiomemory/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/SubjectGuide_PassengerPigeon.pdf

Bringing Back Species:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/scientists-look-to-revive-the-long-extinct-passenger-pigeon/2013/07/08/3d1323d4-b9a1-11e2-aa9e-a02b765ff0ea_story.html

Photos and Images

Photos from Wisconsin Historical Society:
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/feature/passengerpigeons

Modern Photos of Stuffed Passenger Pigeon:
http://www.livescience.com/44116-images-of-rare-passenger-pigeon-museum-specimens.html

Martha Specific

Smithsonian Blog Post on Martha:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/martha-the-worlds-last-passenger-pigeon-67196038/?no-ist=

Martha – Passenger Pigeon Memorial Hut:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/10663

“Savage Passengers” Play:

Books

  • A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction by Joel Greenberg [Adult Non-Fiction]
  • Passenger Pigeons: Gone Forever byVic Eichler, PhD [Picture Book]
  • One Came Home by Amy Timberlake [Fictional Chapter Book]
  • Find more about all these books on the Project Passenger Pigeon website under New Books.

Social Media

And finally I wanted to include a couple of recent tweets with photos. And be sure to find Project Passenger Pigeon on social media including Twitter and Facebook.

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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