Project Passenger Pigeon

Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future


BlocksteinDavid Blockstein, left, and
David in the field.


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Speakers Bureau: Washington DC

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.


David E. Blockstein, Senior Scientist,
National Council for Science and the Environment,
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 250
Washington DC 20036

David’s scholarly interest in passenger pigeons began when he was conducting his dissertation research at the University of Minnesota on reproductive ecology and parental investment in mourning doves. He authored the Birds of North America species account on the passenger pigeon and has also conducted research on ecology and conservation of tropical pigeons and doves in Grenada and Western Samoa. He is the founding chair of the Ornithological Council and a Fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union. David has been involved in P3 from the beginning and is a member of the steering committee.

Talk can address any aspect of passenger pigeon history and biology, as well as broader conservation and biodiversity issues.

Distance willing to travel: Will consider traveling anywhere but would have to have expenses covered.

Contact David at 202-207-0004 or

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