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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

Extinct Birds

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Extinct birds of North America is a list of known types of extinct birds and species of birds that have disappeared from the North American continent since records have been kept.

Most of the recorded extinctions were caused by mankind either by excessive hunting or by the loss of their habitat through farming, forestry and tourism. All of these factors led to the changing of their environment and the birds were unable to adapt.

One example is the Passenger Pigeon which was once seen in great numbers. It went into extinction in the early 1900s due to excessive hunting of the bird.




References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


Classic Collection of North American Birds

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