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Jada Fitch's Bird Obsession. A collection of her bird art and photography.
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Passenger Pigeons (Ectopistes migratorius)
This September is the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon.In the nineteenth century, the Passenger Pigeon was one of the most common birds in the world.  There are records of flocks that stretched a mile long and contained billions of birds.  By the early twentieth century though, they were nearly extinct.  After European settlers arrived, much of their habitat was destroyed, and they were exploited as an inexpensive food source.  By the time it was understood that the Passenger Pigeon needed protection, it was too late.  Martha, the very last one died one hundred years ago, on September 1st 1914.  The loss of this beautiful bird gained public’s attention, which resulted in many new conservation and protection law and practices. 

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Passenger Pigeons (Ectopistes migratorius)

This September is the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon.

In the nineteenth century, the Passenger Pigeon was one of the most common birds in the world.  There are records of flocks that stretched a mile long and contained billions of birds.  By the early twentieth century though, they were nearly extinct.  After European settlers arrived, much of their habitat was destroyed, and they were exploited as an inexpensive food source.  By the time it was understood that the Passenger Pigeon needed protection, it was too late.  Martha, the very last one died one hundred years ago, on September 1st 1914.  The loss of this beautiful bird gained public’s attention, which resulted in many new conservation and protection law and practices. 

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Watercolor painting of Common Cuckoo chick being fed by it’s Eurasian Reed Warbler host parents.

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Follow me on Instagram! @jadafitch Common Cuckoo chick being raised by a pair of Eurasian Reed Warblers

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Common Cuckoo chick being raised by a pair of Eurasian Reed Warblers

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Watercolor Illustration by Jada Fitch of the owls of the Northeast United States. Available on tees, totes and more. http://society6.com/jadafitch/owls-of-the-northeast_print#1=45

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Watercolor Illustration by Jada Fitch of the owls of the Northeast United States. Available on tees, totes and more. http://society6.com/jadafitch/owls-of-the-northeast_print#1=45

Baltimore Oriole feeding young

Baltimore Oriole feeding young

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Barn Swallows at Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, Maine

Barn Swallows at Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, Maine

First page of my bird list from a trip to Matinicus Rock with the Maine Audubon at the beginning of June. 

First page of my bird list from a trip to Matinicus Rock with the Maine Audubon at the beginning of June. 

Starlings are a common sight on my walk home from work.

Starlings are a common sight on my walk home from work.

Had a lovely afternoon at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough, Maine.  A few Kildeer danced around, while we ate our lunch.  

Had a lovely afternoon at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough, Maine.  A few Kildeer danced around, while we ate our lunch.