Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America
Episode
24

    Heath Hen (01:05)

    Overview

    Description: The heath hen, a subspecies of prairie chicken, was once found in the eastern United States—common from Maine to Virginia. Prolonged and intense hunting pressure caused the bird to decline significantly throughout its range. The heath hen was declared extinct in 1932.

    Last updated: April 20, 2011