FARMINGTON — A film, “Ghost Bird,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Lincoln Auditorium, Roberts Learning Center, University of Maine at Farmington, sponsored by Western Maine Audubon.

The film is free, but donations to benefit Western Maine Audubon’s mission will be accepted.

“Ghost Bird” tells the story of the ivory-billed woodpecker’s miraculous “rediscovery” in 2005. Thought to be extinct, the bird’s discovery was heralded around the world as proof that conservation efforts on behalf of threatened species were making the critical difference between life and death.

While the Ivory-billed woodpecker is likely extinct, local conservation efforts play a vital role in preserving habitat. Loss of habitat is the principle cause of extinction for many species.

The film features music by the Pixies, the Black Keys, Under Byen, Hazmat Modine, the Black Heart Procession and an original score by Zoë Keating.


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