The State Of The Birds 2014

Sep 9, 2014

They once filled the skies; now the only passenger pigeons are stuffed.
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The release of the State of the Birds report is an annual event; 2014 marks the fifth anniversary of the first report. 

And this one arrives today (September 9) with some additional poignancy: it comes 100 years, nearly to the day, since the last Passenger Pigeon died. 

The bird was so abundant in the 19th century, people with boards could whack a few out of the sky for a meal.

The fate of the Passenger Pigeon is a clear cautionary tale. 

The Klamath Bird Observatory is one of the participants in the State of the Birds report, KBO leaders join us with the report's findings.