Sunday, May 21, 2006

Ivory-billed Woodpecker Eludes Searchers in Arkansas

After all the fanfare last year about the “rediscovery” of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Arkansas, the news this spring is somber and subdued. Teams of professional and volunteer searches came away from the Arkansas swamps with little more than “teasing glimpses and tantalizing sounds,” not the hoped for photos or videos of birds or nesting cavities (not even evidence of bark scaling) that would have confirmed the continued presence of this species in the White River region.


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