The Historic Hunt to Record America's Rarest Bird

December 25, 2015
Recording equipment in a wooden truck in a swamp

In 1935, a group of ornithologists from Cornell University set out on an expedition to find and record America's rarest bird: the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Our digital producer Craig Eley, who has done extensive research on this trip, has the story. You can also read a bit more about the expedition here.