A Message from Martha

A Message from Martha

September 1st, 2014 marked the centenary of one of the best-documented extinctions in history Â? the demise of the Passenger Pigeon. From being the commonest bird on the planet 50 years earlier, the species became extinct on that fateful day, with the death in Cincinnati Zoo of Martha Â? the last of her kind.

This book tells the tale of the Passenger Pigeon, and of Martha, and of author Mark Avery's journey in search of them. It looks at how the species was a cornerstone… (more)