I heard that Shakespeare brought starlings to America. Is this true?
Shakespeare is responsible indirectly for the starling's arrival in the United States. A fan of Shakespeare named Eugene Scheifflin wanted to bring all the birds listed in Shakespeare's plays to North America, so he transported European starlings to Central Park in New York City in 1890.
How to cite this article:
Mabillard, Amanda. Shakespeare's Starlings. Shakespeare Online. 20 Sept. 2003. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/faq/shakespearestarlings.html >.