The Seattle Times

Jeffrey Gordon / The Associated Press

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Birdwatchers go wild over tropical bird gone astray

A Rufous-necked wood-rail walks along the edge of a marsh at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near San Antonio, N.M., in this photo rovided by the American Birding Association. Experts say this is the first time the species has been spotted in the United States. The bird is typically found along the coasts and in tropical forests in Central and South America.