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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
(I replaced this with the shorter URL which seems to work better!)
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...
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...
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...
Rock pigeons began as wild birds
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...
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:
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...
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...
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
The Cincinnati Enquirer
The road to extinction passed, regrettably enough, through Ohio.
It was cool, 55 degrees...
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...