Are ivory-billed woodpeckers extinct? Question ruffles feathers of birders who say it's still alivePlay
This spring, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to declare the long-elusive ivory-billed woodpecker extinct. It's a move that's ruffling a lot of feathers in the birder community.
The black and white woodpecker hasn't been officially sighted since 1944 — but many ornithologists believe that it's still alive somewhere.
We hear from Kate Wong, senior editor for evolution and ecology at Scientific American.
This segment aired on April 7, 2023.