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 Robert Russell and edited by Joel Greenberg)

Squires (1952, The Birds of New Brunswick) notes the species as “formerly common and occasionally very abundant summer resident.” The earliest reference was by Nicolas Denys in 1672 who described great flocks, the smallest numbering five or six hundred, passing for days in the middle of June about 1650 near where Newcastle now stands (English translation, 1908, The Description and Natural History of the Coasts of North America)

Last Records of the Passenger Pigeon:
The last provincial record was one killed at Scotch Lake in 1899 (W. H. Moore,1928, A List of the Birds of New Brunswick, Canada)

Places Likely Named for Passenger Pigeon:
There are no known places in New Brunswick named after this species.

New Brunswick Locations known to have Passenger Pigeon Skins, Mounts, and or Skeletons:

Grand Manan: *Grand Manan Museum

St. John: *New Brunswick Museum

* If an asterisk appears, at least one passenger pigeon is known to be on display; this list is mainly based on Hahn's Where is That Vanished Bird (1963). Please let us know any changes including additional locations and or birds on display; name changes of institution; if birds are no longer present; etc).


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