A SEARCH FOR A BIRD BELIEVED EXTINCT TURNS INTO A TEST OF CONSCIENCE AND DEDICATION TO SAVE ONE OF THE LAST UNTOUCHED WILD LANDS.
Photographer of birds Samuel Leaton, sets out to find the “possibly extinct” Northern Stilted Curlew, when he suddenly gets caught up in a battle to protect a remote backcountry forest. As the men from Century Corp. drive in with their rigs to begin drilling for natural gas, Samuel and a rogue park ranger take up a fight no one else will.
Samuel photographs the elusive and rare birds that most people never get a chance to see. As he seeks out the most-elusive Northern Stilted Curlew, he struggles with the memory of his wife, who died a year earlier from cancer. Deep in the woods, he encounters Thomas, a forest ranger who has a run-in with the law, and together they will make a trek to the far reaches of Wilson Sanford National Forest’s northern glacial lakes to prove the Curlew exists—and to make s final stand to save it’s last breeding ground.