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Passenger Pigeon's Extinction

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Thomas A. Bennett
Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius

At one time, the passenger pigeon was everywhere in North America.  The population was 3 to 5 billion when European settlers first arrived, but by 1914 they were gone.  Host Charity Nebbe discusses the extinction of the passenger pigeon with Stan Temple of Aldo Leopold Foundation.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Dennis Reese is the mid-day host for Iowa Public Radio