"We had an office full of people sitting with our jaws on the table..."
March 12, 2014 7:15 PM Subscribe
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"I had heard about this film through various channels off and on through the years. It had gotten to the point where it was almost apocryphal in my mind.... Nobody knew where it was, nobody had ever seen it, but I was aware it existed. It was like the holy grail
." said Wayne Petersen, director of the Massachusetts Important Bird Areas program for Mass. Audubon on the archival footage of the extinct heath hen discovered, restored and premiering at the Mass Audubon Birders Meeting this month.
NHPR has a short piece about what happened to other "last of their species" animals
, including the heath hen.