The news has stunned ornithologists worldwide, with some comparing the discovery to finding the dodo.The Endangered Species Coalition is also very excited by this news.
Researchers began an intense year-long search after a tip-off before finally capturing the bird on video.
The find has ignited hope that other "extinct" birds may be clinging on to survival in isolated places.
"This find is so significant that it is really difficult to describe," Alistair Gammell, of the UK's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), told BBC News. "We sadly won't rediscover the dodo, but it is almost on that level."
Thursday, April 28, 2005
NEWS - Extinct bird found alive
Remember my April 1st Dodo post? Well, truth is often stranger than fiction, because here's an equally astonishing story, and this one isn't made up for a lark! BBC News is reporting on the re-discovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker in North America. The bird was declared extinct in 1920.