The extinction of a species of animal or plant is the death of all its remaining members, i.e. has completely disappeared from the world, no longer exists. Birds have captured the hearts and minds of humankind for centuries. For a long time, we have admired their diversity, vibrant colours and wonderful singing ability. Extinction is a book based on research on the coexistence of birds and humans throughout history, from antiquity to the present day. The inspiration for the project is the author’s lifelong interest in birds and mournfulness about how quickly they are going extinct due to humans.