Ground Floor Exhibits

Ground Floor

Birds of DC

Birds of DC

An illustration of passenger pigeons and other extinct North American birds

Exhibit Cases - Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America

  • Location: view map
  • June 24, 2014 - June 2015 (TBD)
  • One hundred years ago, Martha the Passenger Pigeon died. It was the last member of a species that once filled American Skies by the billions. These exhibit cases commemorate that anniversary by exploring birds such as the Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Parakeet, Labrador Duck, Great Auk and Heath Hen that once roamed North American but were driven to extinction. Martha the Passenger Pigeon will be mounted on public view for the first time since 1999.