Chasing the Ivory-Bill

Day 14: One Last Lead

Day 14: One Last Lead

— As the trip draws to a close, Gallagher focuses his hopes on new territory.
Day 13: The Trek to Farallones

Day 13: The Trek to Farallones

— Birds abound on a cliff-side hike, but still no Ivory-bill.
Day 12: A Screaming Absence

Day 12: A Screaming Absence

— After stumbling upon ideal Ivory-bill habitat, the birds' silence weighs heavily on the group.
Day 11: Echoes From The Highest Ridgetop

Day 11: Echoes From The Highest Ridgetop

— The team hikes deeper—and higher—into the woods and meets a Cuban Pygmy Owl along the way.
Day 10: And Then The Mule Died

Day 10: And Then The Mule Died

— The team catches wind of a 2008 Ivory-bill sighting—and passes on some questionable meat.
Day 9: Thirty Years Since The Last Report

Day 9: Thirty Years Since The Last Report

— The Ivory-bill becomes more ghost-like each step of the way.
Day 8: On to Ojito de Agua!

Day 8: On to Ojito de Agua!

— After a series of unfortunate events, Gallagher and the team finally reach their camp in Humbolt National Park.
Day 7: The End of the Good Times

Day 7: The End of the Good Times

— Slip sliding into Humboldt National Park is much harder than it sounds.
Day 6: Guantanamo Bound

Day 6: Guantanamo Bound

— The team encounters a few ominous creatures as they wade into restricted territory.
Day 5: Travels With El Indio in the Mountains Above Bahia de Taco

Day 5: Travels With El Indio in the Mountains Above Bahia de Taco

— A savvy local guide leads a hike full of endemics and faux woodpecker calls.