passenger pigeon

Research Sheds New Light on Passenger Pigeon Extinction

— Natural fluctuations may explain how a species that once numbered in the billions went extinct.

The Lost Bird Project

— Using art to inspire connectedness with wildlife and the environment.

Project Passenger Pigeon

— On the 100th anniversary of one of history’s most numerous birds becoming extinct, conservationists hope to help prevent other common species at risk from following the same path. 

The Art of Absence

— This issue’s Aviary artist Brandon Ballengee illustrates loss by literally cutting his subjects out of the picture.