Birders await an audience with the Rufous-necked Wood-Rail at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Photo ©Jeffrey A. Gordon
It's been pretty amazing to see the New Mexico Rufous-necked Wood Rail get media attention from all over the country. An AP article, featuring ABA President Jeff Gordon, was picked up by several media outlets, including ABC News and Huffington Post. It seems that the story of unexpected discovery and the incredible passion of those who would travel to see this remarkable vagrant struck a chord among non-birders as well as birders.
Now CBS has joined the fray and will run a piece on the rail, including a live interview with Jeff Gordon, on their Saturday morning news program.
The piece will run approximately 20 minutes into the second hour (about 8:20 AM ET), but that might be the third hour depending on when your affiliate picks it up.
So set your alarms or your DVRs and tune in!