Sunday, March 9, 2014

Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder for March 9, Special Edition: Passenger Pigeon

IMG_0504 - Version 2Passenger Pigeon
Ectopistes migratorius

Where to find it: Passenger Pigeons have been extinct for exactly 100 years but on March 12 Connecticut Audubon Society and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies are presenting a talk by Joel Greenberg, author of the new book A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction, at Kroon Hall.

The talk is free and open to the public. One or two preserved Passenger Pigeon specimens from the collection of the Yale Peabody Museum will be on display, to give you a chance to see what they looked like.

How to find it: Kroon Hall is at 195 Prospect St., New Haven. The talk starts at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Burke Auditorium, on the third floor. Parking is available on the street. RSVP to

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