Today, 1 September 2014, is the centenary of the death of Martha, the very last Passenger Pigeon. In an op-ed published today by the New York Times, executive director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology John Fitzpatrick shares his thoughts to mark this sad occasion, and challenges us to recognize the other “passenger pigeons” disappearing before our eyes today. I read Fitzpatrick’s essay for the Waterthrush Podcast #20: Little Martha.
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