Thursday, 05/05/05



The Miracle of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

When you refer to your birding field guide, if the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is even listed, there is usually a reference to its likely being extinct. WRONG!!!!!

Having last been seen in 1944, 60 years ago, that's what everyone assumed, that is until a series of chance events led to the discovery that the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker LIVES! This is a phenomenal story. 

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The conversation continues with Dr. Fitzpatrick.

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Dr. John Fitzpatrick:



Dr. Fitzpatrick has been involved in the search for and verification of the long-lost Ivory-Billed Woodpecker for the past year. Kept very secret, the efforts, which involved dozens of dedicated scientists and volunteers, finally paid off.

Ivory-billed Woodpecker Video from

For a wonderful collection of links and the full story, click on this

link to the Cornell feature

And a special short about a plant that kindly provides a "perch" for birds to use while sipping its nectar.


Photo Courtesy University of Toronto