Matt Daw just had the find of a lifetime at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. He was busy filming a Least Bittern, a pretty good bird to get video of to begin with, when, well, watch the video!

Wow! That Rufous-necked Wood-Rail is a first in the ABA Area and it is way, way, way, out of place. It isn’t featured in a single one of the many North American field guides. For more on the bird check out the ABA Blog.

Congratulations, Matt Daw!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.