Sunday, May 01, 2011

More on the ivory-billed woodpecker

Here is an excellent article, with a link to more articles plus a sampling of rediscovered bird species. Ornithologist Jerome Jackson writes of the 1999 Kulivan sighting in the Pearl River area of Louisiana, "What were the odds that Ivory-billed Woodpeckers were really there? I believe they were mighty slim, but not impossible." He went on to note, "A bird like the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in a forest so vast and inhospitable is not just a moving needle in a haystack, but an evasive moving needle in a flooded haystack."

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