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Friday, October 15, 2010 - Contact: 225-273-6439

BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center and the Baton Rouge Audubon Society Present Ghost Bird Documentary

Ghost Bird Flies to Baton Rouge

Join BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center and the Baton Rouge Audubon Society for the Baton Rouge premier screening of Ghost Bird on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the swamp's education building, 10533 N. Glenstone Place.

Directed by Scott Crocker, this critically-acclaimed documentary explores the tireless efforts of birders and scientists to find this "Holy Grail of birds" and the profound desire to believe that overcame the scientists, the residents of Brinkley, Ark., and anyone who learned about this amazing bird and still wanted it to be a part of our natural world. What in the press has usually started and ended with the unprecedented recovery of a lost species, this documentary pursues into the unsettling territory of human ambition and wishful thinking.

Ghost Bird is unique in that it steps out of the swamp and takes an even wider perspective of the rediscovery, fully exploring its political, cultural and economic dimensions. In the end, Ghost Bird emerges finding less to say about extinct woodpeckers than about our yearning to look for and even see them, whether they are there or not. A movie trailer for Ghost Bird can be viewed online at

Additional viewings of Ghost Bird are scheduled for Fridays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19 at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at

Don't miss this opportunity to view Ghost Bird here in Baton Rouge's own nature center.


To learn more about the Ghost Bird documentary, visit For more information about the screening at BSNC, call 225-757-8905 or visit To learn more about the Baton Rouge Audubon Society visit us at

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