See also: Bison

PASSENGER PIGEONS

In 1806 Alexander Wilson (American ornithologist) noted while watching a migratory flight:

Wilson estimated that in less than 3 hours he had seen a little more than 2 BILLION birds.

Passenger Pigeons

In 1813 John James Audubon watched a similar 'torrent' of life that lasted for 3 DAYS.
 

The last surviving bird died on September 1,1914 at the Cincinnati Zoo, having been commercially hunted to extinction.
(See Chestnut Trivia for additional facts about the birds extinction)
 

A monument to the passenger pigeon in a Wisconsin State Park declares:

 

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