The Lost Bird Project is part of natural history, part artist’s diary, documenting the extraordinary effort to place a series of public memorials on birds driven to extinction in modern times.
The Great Auk, Labrador Duck, Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Parakeet, and Heath Hen were birds that once filled unique niches in the North American landscape from the shores of Labrador and New York to the Midwestern plains.
As a chronicle of humankind’s impact on our changing world and a moving record of dwindling biodiversity, The Lost Bird Project is an ode to vanished times and vanished species.
They are gone but not forgotten. Visit the Phoenix Zoo and see these moving tributes in person. Free with Zoo admission.