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Illustration of a passenger pigeon by former Grand Forks Herald Publisher Mike Jacobs.

ALWAYS IN SEASON: Sad anniversaries in the bird world

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This week brings a sad anniversary in the bird world.

Passenger pigeons were seen in Larimore, N.D., on April 22, 1891. That would be 123 years ago on Tuesday.


It actually wasn’t the last passenger pigeon sighting in North Dakota. A large flock was seen on March 22, 1892.

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