On today's show: We learn why "bird-brain" isn't the insult you thought it was. And we meet a beautiful -- but misnamed and under-appreciated -- backyard songbird.
Bringing back the Heath Hen, and the Ivory-bill...and the Wooly Mammoth.
An intriguing and credible report about possible Ivory-billed woodpecker sightings...in Florida! And, an "absurdly beautiful" bird is in our Featured Feathered Friend spotlight.
Birding expert Pete Dunne offers an opinion on the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker controversy, and Dr. Rufus Towhee stumps Ray—as usual—in our Bird Word of the Day segment.
Another possible challenge to the Ivory-billed Woodpecker discovery; ornithologist Wayne Petersen answers the question: What's so important about the Important Birds Areas program?; and some tips about building birdhouses.
More controversy about the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker; amazing news about what Hummingbirds can remember; and our Mystery Bird Contest links the East Coast with the West Coast.