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  1. News & Advocacy
    Century After Extinction, Passenger Pigeons Remain Iconic—And Scientists Hope to Bring Them Back The 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, last of her kind, finds biologists dreaming of preventing or reversing extinctions. By Carl Zimmer, for National Geographic PUBLISHED August 30, 2014...
  2. News & Advocacy
    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/03/passenger-pigeon-de-extinction/
  3. General Discussions
    My sister gave me a book because she knew I loved birds and pigeons. It is fiction, but the author has woven a lot of factual history into her story, including bits about the Passenger Pigeon and a real naturalist, Edward Nelson, who studied and recorded bird species all over the world, and of...
  4. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Ive got a Dove that I have had for years, now have an injured pigeon. The pigeon has been in a cage for about a week and was getting frustrated I think so I let him out to stretch his wings. Flew straight over to where my Dove was and where her seed and water is and started flapping his wings...
  5. General Discussions
    I know, silly question but ive been asked, what do i tell them??? What is the difference if any?:confused:
  6. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I am new to the pigeon talk and i am not familar with the pigeon breed. All i know, these are pigeon from the park. I am currently handfeeding baby pigeons. I would like to know where to take them. Also, my neighbors about 30 complaints to the Maricopa County enviromental about the pigeons...
  7. Archive - General Discussion
    wellington (new zealand) city counclil are planing a cull of the citys wild pigeons, there are much beeter and more efective ways of controling the wild city birds and they have been made aware of this, please sign the partition...
  8. Archive - General Discussion
    Has this been posted before? The URL is LONG so you may have to cut-and-paste, but you can download the entire book this way in PDF format. http://books.google.com/books?id=v-gDAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=pigeons (I replaced this with the shorter URL which seems to work better!)
  9. News & Advocacy
    Apparently, this has been going on in my own backyard for quite some time. A company called Pigeon King International has been breeding pigeon for squab meat (!!!), and has been creating franchises all across North America. The idea is that chicken are too vulnerable to avian flu, and pigeon...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    so, the string injury was pretty fierce on this guy. he has a few friends just as bad downtown i couldnt catch, and i fear it may be too late for them. I got the string off, the foot was swollen and yellow. The string just above foot wa soo deep, i decided to take home. I let him fly loose...
  11. Archive - Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I was feeding a large feral flock and some deranged nut advanced on the birds and started kicking at them-Luckily they all flew away and none were harmed- Then this 40ish man lectured me on how irresponsible he thinks I am for feeding pigeons- Of course his act of attempted animal abuse seemed...
  12. Archive - General Discussion
    Interesting Story about a mounted Passenger Pigeon dating from probably the 1880s. http://www.ulala.org/P_Pigeon/George.html Phil l v
  13. News & Advocacy
    This was on Yahoo news today: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071112/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_newyork_pigeons I see a lot of the same old misinformation about pigeons. :(
  14. News & Advocacy
    http://tinyurl.com/2tv3t3 Rock pigeons began as wild birds YuLee Larner Columnist If it were not for human intervention, pigeons (now officially named rock pigeons) that we see on city streets and nesting in rural farm buildings might still be found only in the wild. Centuries ago, they...
  15. Archive - General Discussion
    well this might sound crazy or a fantasy but i've always dream of having lots of pigeons that whenever they all fly together they would darken the sky or cover the sun like theres a storm coming. so the people around my neiborhood would look up the sky and be amazed. hehehe:rolleyes:
  16. Archive - Other Birds
    Hello - Time to let my hobby and interest help to pay for itself. I have some Antique Pigeon Prints for sale. Most of them are from the 1800's. some from Edward Lear, Sir William Jardine and later on I will post some from Harrison Weir. You might find something here at some very reasonable...
  17. Archive - General Discussion
    I just figured it might be fun to play a game with the facts we know about pigeons so that everyone can learn them. So I will start it and see if you all like the game or not, hey its worth a try.:D So this is how it goes we have a question a day about pigeons and then you just post what you...
  18. News & Advocacy
    http://tinyurl.com/3yxe3y E N Q U I R E R L O C A L N E W S C O V E R A G E Friday, March 24, 2000 Passenger pigeon met demise 100 years ago BY LEW MOORES The Cincinnati Enquirer The road to extinction passed, regrettably enough, through Ohio. It was cool, 55 degrees...
  19. News & Advocacy
    http://tinyurl.com/yqdaum Pigeons from past may hint of peril By JOHN FRIEDLEIN Sunday, August 5, 2007 8:10 PM CDT WEST POINT — Fort Duffield, a hilltop Civil War site above this sleepy river town, isn’t the only piece of local history that caused people to crane their necks. Another was a...
  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My sister just brought in a dove she found hiding on our porch. The dove's side under the doves side under teh wing is ripped up. There aren't any bird vets or rehabs in the area. I don't know what to do. Can anyone help? I have a couple photos of the injury but ...I wasn't sure if I could post...
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