It’s that day again

1 September 1914 saw the death of a female Passenger Pigeon in Cincinnati Zoo. That bird was called Martha and was the last Passenger Pigeon to draw breath – the last individual of what had not long before been the most numerous bird species on this planet.

This is my book on the subject (still available in paperback) and some other images;
Passenger Pigeon memorial at Cincinnati Zoo.
Image: Kate Garchinsky
Passenger Pigeon memorial Wyalusing state park, Wisconsin. See

3 Replies to “It’s that day again”

  1. Yes. I know about the horror of 1 — 9 — 14

    And the horror of Sept 1 39 –Nazi invasion of Poland

    But one good thing happened 80 years ago today.

    I was born. (well it was good for me! )


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