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Passenger Pigeons Quiz

What may have been the most abundant bird in North America is now a species encountered only in museum display cases and history books. The last passenger pigeon died a century ago this month. Though the species was never the subject of ornithological research, numerous eyewitness accounts were left behind in newspapers, magazines, and diaries. These historical writings provide a glimpse into another world, a world where the skies were blackened by the sheer mass of pigeons. To commemorate the centennial year of the passenger pigeon’s extinction, we invite you to rediscover this once-abundant species.

Do Birds Mate for Life?

We've all heard it countless times: Certain bird species mate for life, including geese, swans, cranes and eagles. It's a true statement, for the most part, but it's only part of the story.

Common Bird Myths

Is it true that a baby bird touched by a human will be abandoned by its parents? Can an owl spin its head completely around? Do goatsuckers really suck goat milk? Find out the truth behind these myths and more.

Baffling Bird Behavior

Do all birds migrate? Do all birds mate for life? Find out in this Q and A.

Common Bird Feeding Questions

Having trouble attracting birds to your feeder? Wondering what foods to offer? Try these tips and more.



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