pigeonHENDERSON, Ky. (8/24/14) — At 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 the John James Audubon Museum will have a special showing of the newly released documentary 'From Billions to None.'

The film explores pressing present day issues such as habitat loss and unregulated slaughter on species today such as sharks. A short discussion will follow the film to help focus our thoughts on the loss of the Passenger Pigeon and on the future survival of species worldwide.

Two hundred years ago the Passenger Pigeon was the most abundant bird species in North America if not the world. With a population numbering in the billions migrating flocks were so large that they literally blocked out the sun during their passing. They were so large that Audubon wrote of seeing a flock passing over the Green River and blocking out the sun for three days.

Passenger Pigeons provided food and economic support to our growing nation and they were hunted without regulation. On Sept. 1, 1914 at 1 o' clock in the afternoon Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon on earth, died in the Cincinnati Zoo.

An exhibit on the Passenger Pigeon from The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will be on display in the Museum lobby throughout the month of September.

The film and exhibit are free and open to the public.

For more information contact Museum Curator Alan Gehret at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Ashleigh Bibbler at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (270) 827-1893

The park is located on US 41 in the northern outskirts of Henderson, half a mile south of the US 41 bridge over the Ohio River.

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