Project Passenger Pigeon

Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future

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Passenger Pigeons in Your State, Province or Territory


(Compiled by Kyle Bagnall and Joel Greenberg)

Evidence of passenger pigeons in Idaho during historic times is scanty, consisting of two records. Lewis and Clark reported the species on August 26, 1804 at the forks of the Salmon River in Lemi County. A.W. Schorger (The Passenger Pigeon: Its Natural History and Extinction, 1955) thinks the sighting is likely valid because it is outside the range of the band-tailed pigeon and both observers were familiar with mourning doves. The second record is of an adult taken by C.B.R. Kennerly in June 1860 and deposited in the Smithsonian. The bird was shot on the Pack River in the northern part of the state. I am unaware of any specimens in the state or of archeological finds.


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