Project Passenger Pigeon

Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future


E_CondonElizabeth Condon


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Speakers Bureau: Minnesota

Contacting P3 Project Speakers

The assembled group of experienced presenters are experts in various aspects of Project Passenger Pigeon and species sustainablity subjects. The links provide their background and contact information. They should be contacted directly with further questions and to make the necessary arrangements, including those involving expenses and honoraria.


Elizabeth Condon
Department of Biology
University of Minnesota-Duluth
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
140 Engineering Building
1303 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812-3025

Lizzie has been actively engaged in ornithological research and education since her graduation from the University of Illinois. She has worked at Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Cape May Bird Observatory, Alaska Bird Observatory, the Wilderness Society and the International Crane Foundation. She is currently engaged in research related to the perils of bird migration in urban areas.

The story of the passenger pigeon reminds us of the need to make sure that even common birds are maintaining themselves in this modern age. Over the course of a year, migrant species have to find sustenance in what may be completely different environments. We know least about migration, for although there are places birds gather, whether they are finding the necessary forage to maintain their well-being is an open question. This is particularly true in urban areas where optimal habitat is likely to be scarce. And then there are obstacles like tall buildings that claim millions of birds a year. This talk will address the issues of conservation in urban areas.

Distance willing to travel: Please contact Lizzie.

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