The Ivory Bill Photo Project is a new Website recently created by Gary Erdy and Steve Sheridan to spotlight images of a possible Ivory-bill photographed at an undisclosed location within the historic home range in 2007.
As far as I can determine the first blogger to mention Erdy and Sheridan’s Website was Bill Pulliam of Notes from Soggy Bottom, who offered a detailed analysis of the evidence on 2/10/09. Pulliam re-posted his original note with several addenda on 3/7/09. He then followed this up in quick succession with related posts entitled Why it is not a Red-headed Woodpecker (3/10/09), How a bird’s neck works (3/10/09), and Proof and Probability (3/11/09).
Cyberthrush at Ivory-bills Live!! pounced on the possible new evidence of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers with this News flash (3/09/09), followed by stories entitled March Madness (3/10/09), Stay Tuned (3/11/09), and A Plea (3/11/09). Cyberthrush’s four posts have generated an incredible 144 comments, a testimony to the degree of interest surrounding the search for this woodpecker. But what are we to make of the fact that the vast majority of the people responding to his posts have chosen to do so anonymously?
But before you wade into the thoughtful analyses performed by Pulliam or read the discussions stimulated by Cyberthrush, I encourage you to review the evidence provide at the Ivory Bill Photo Project. It has apparently generated considerable interest within official circles. I’ll refrain from saying more about my personal opinion at this point.