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From Billions to None

The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction

From Billions to None

The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction

Author: David Mrazek

Published: 2014-09-01

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From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction reveals the compelling story of the unlikely extinction of the passenger pigeon. For centuries, the sleek long-distance flyer was the most abundant bird in North America and perhaps the world. Then, in a matter of decades, it was hunted to extinction. On September 1, 1914, Martha, the last passenger pigeon in captivity, died in the Cincinnati Zoo, marking the end of the species.

From Billions to None is a new award-winning documentary based on Joel Greenberg’s book A Feathered River Across the Sky, and features the author. The one-hour film recreates massive flocks with CGI animation, and tells the incredible, forgotten story of the extinction of the passenger pigeon 100 years ago, and highlights pressing conservation issues today.

In addition to the film, the DVD contains the following Special Features – Behind the Scenes: A Bird’s Eye View, The Sound of Billions; Making Pigeon Pie. Deleted Scene: Warren Woods. Extras: A Special Specimen, From Chikagou to Chicago, Prairie Tours with Joel.



  • Language: English
  • Biogeographical Realm: Nearctic
  • Countries Covered: Canada, United States
  • Families Covered: Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)

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  • Publisher: Waubansee Productions
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