So I was fascinated to read in Mark's blog, taken over briefly by Bay Area musician Karla Kane, about a song Karla and her band the Corner Laughers have written in honour of this sad centenary. She mentions another track dedicated to the critically-endangered California condor, which she studied for her masters; and a glance at their website reveals a lot of music inspired by birds.
The comments on Mark's blog mentions Texas-based band Shearwater, co-founded by another ornithologist, Jonathan Meiburg. Indie-pop and Indie-rock being a little outside my normal universe (no sniggering at the back of the orchestra...), I'm wondering what else I'm missing out on and whether there is an eco-rock genre out there. Recommendations welcome!