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Within comparatively recent years seven North American birds, once common and well-known, have become extinct or are on the point of extinction. Many of these are represented in museums. (Dr. W.E. Swinton Director, ROM 1963) Today, 35 Ontario bird species are extinct or at risk of extinction.
In 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum opened its doors for the first time and the last Passenger Pigeon, once thought to be the most abundant bird in North America, died. Please join us for Mark's presentation as he discusses the building of the "Passenger Pigeon Intervention", looks at Species at Risk and deliberates over the role Museum's now play in protecting bird populations.
Passenger Pigeons mount, Ectopistes migratorius, collected 1878
Date & Time
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 11 am - 12 pm
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Royal Ontario Museum
Please meet by the dino in Chen Court 10:50 am. You will be given headsets and then escorted to the gallery.
Mark Peck, Collections Technician, Ornithology, ROM