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  1. #1
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    Jan 2014
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    Thomasville, NC

    Martha, Last Passenger Pigeon, died 105 Years Ago Today.

    They turned day into night with flocks numbering in the countless millions. Between 3 to 5 billion lived at one time in North America. Human hunters destroyed them..
    I found a cool video showing what it would be like as a flock passed over. Use headphones for best sound.
    https://vimeo.com/92192308

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    That is just a bit scary.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Thomasville, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by DukieInKansas View Post
    That is just a bit scary.
    It is. Audubon was in Louisville, Kentucky in 1813 and watched a flock fly over for three days.. Imagine that. He estimated there were over 2 billion birds in the flock.
    Now they are gone, thanks to humans..There is a project ongoing to restore the bird though. Revive and Restore.com.....Making good progress. Although they would never see those numbers, the initial release is to be around 10,000 birds.

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