Thursday, April 28, 2005

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: The Latest News

Cornell's Laboratory of Ornithology's webpage is stuffed with wonderful links about the Ivory-billed woodpecker. It includes links to the video press release, original footage from the 1935 expedition (Quicktime is essential for viewing these), photogalleries, information about previous searches for this elusive bird, sound files and lots more!

The Big Wood website, where the Ivory-billed woodpecker was rediscovered. It also is packed with lots of links and photogalleries about this bird.

Discovery Channel's story about the video that captured the Ivory-billed Woodpecker as he tried to evade detection by David Luneau, a professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

There is speculation that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker might still live in Florida.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service says they may have more surprises (but maybe not pleasant ones, like the Ivory-billed Woodpecker) if their Refuge System funding crisis is not alleviated soon.

Once-thought Extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Rediscovered in Arkansas; Federal Government, Partners Form Rapid Response Partnership to Support Recovery of Bird [US NewsWire Service]


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Anonymous Michlt said...

How is that for a grand opening of spring migration -- the return of an 'extinct' bird? It is truely awesome news.

1:21 AM  
Anonymous C. Corax said...

"As he finished his notes, Harrison sat down on a log, put his face in his hands, and began to sob. 'I saw an ivory-bill,' he said. I stood quietly a few feet away, too choked with emotion to speak," Gallagher said.
That about says it all.
Now, Chimperor, to whom do you think God really is speaking? To you, you mean, petty, venal twerp, or to the people who have been vouchsafed these sightings?

8:32 AM  
Blogger GrrlScientist said...

Michlt: ah .. migration, return, rising from the dead like a phoenix rises from the ashes of her destruction .. it's so dramatic and poetic and lovely, all at the same time. I so understand weeping upon seeing this amazing bird in real life for the first time, C. Corax, because I wept from overwhelming joy after simply hearing about it on NPR.


8:15 PM  

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