Worldwide Search Is On For 47 “Lost” Bird Species

A group of wildlife experts is hoping that some feared-extinct bird species may have actually escaped extinction.  The search is on.

The Independent reports:

“BirdLife International is launching a global attempt … to try to confirm the existence of the critically endangered birds which, in some cases, have not been seen for more than 180 years. The list of birds which could have become extinct includes the slender-billed curlew, one of the last verified sightings of which was in the UK a decade ago. Other species being targeted by the international coalition of bird conservation groups include birds found in remote forests or islands, in parts of the US and Europe and in the Himalayas.”   See full article.