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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.

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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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