Searching for the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

This is birding. Go dangerous or go home.

Two ornithologists trekked into Eastern Cuba in search of the legendary Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, a bird that many believe to be extinct. One of the bird’s prime habitat, a pine forest in Humbolt National Park, hasn’t been explored in decades and the expedition hoped for any sign the species still remained.

But the trip is about more than finding the woodpecker, it’s a portrait of obsession of two experts who go to the extreme to find any sign of a long lost bird.

This is birding. Go dangerous or go home.

Two ornithologists trekked into Eastern Cuba in search of the legendary Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, a bird that many believe to be extinct. One of the bird’s prime habitat, a pine forest in Humbolt National Park, hasn’t been explored in decades and the expedition hoped for any sign the species still remained.

But the trip is about more than finding the woodpecker, it’s a portrait of obsession of two experts who go to the extreme to find any sign of a long lost bird.