Ghost Bird

In 1836, a friend sent John James Audubon a specimen of an eastern black rail. Audubon never saw one in the wild. John James Audubon/National Audubon Society.

On Sunday, September 10, 2020, The Post and Courier featured a fascinating article on a bird native to South Carolina called the Black Rail.

Even a non-birder will enjoy this well-written article about an elusive bird, also known as the “Ghost Bird”, that is declining in numbers, but has yet to make it on the endangered list. It is also a cautionary tale for the avid birders trying to seek the bird out.

Click here to access the article and hear the captivating account beautifully read by the author.

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