Passenger Pigeon


Catalogue Number:  1-2-2391

Class:  Aves

Order:  Columbiformes

Family:  Columbidae

Scientific Name:  Ectopistes migratorius

Common Name: Passenger Pigeon

Location:  Winnipegosis, Manitoba

Specimen Nature: Mount



Product Description

The Passenger Pigeon has been extinct since the early 1900’s when over-hunting and habitat loss led to their ultimate demise. This species once migrated throughout North America in enormous flocks, with numbers estimated in the tens of millions. This beautiful Passenger Pigeon specimen was collected at Winnipegosis, Manitoba in 1898 – the last specimen collected in Canada. It is one of only five housed in the Manitoba Museum’s permanent Scientific Collections.

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Adopt this extinct Passenger Pigeon for the holiday season today!

$225 Specimen adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Personal story/description explaining what the specimen means to you
  • Tax receipt for $225
  • Invite to Annual Event