Yesterday, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service posted submissions from Steve Latta and me on the proposed delisting of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. The comment period closed on Monday, August 8th, but there was a slight delay in posting our material due to the number and size of files included. I delivered the recorded presentation below […]
Story here. I like John Fitzpatrick’s suggestion that they should “table the matter” for a decade!
In light of a recent post on Facebook related to a sighting in Oklahoma and additional information provided to me privately, it seemed timely to post this on the blog. Further research may lead to some revisions and additional commentary. I’m grateful to Scott Roberson for his contributions to this piece. A related and in […]
That’s me on October 27, 2021 at a little before 8 AM. I had just seen an Ivory-billed Woodpecker. The essence of this post and other sightings from the area, dating back to 2015, are posted on the National Aviary’s Notes From the Field page. Be sure to check it out. Though I saw no […]
An announcement from the National Aviary and Project Principalis: The National Aviary, along with Project Principalis, is delighted to announce that we have made available to the public the results to date of our search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. A paper titled, “Multiple lines of evidence indicate survival of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Louisiana” co-authored […]
I was very sad to learn that Bob Russell, Retired US Fish and Wildlife Service, died suddenly this week. Bob’s name (Rob on Facebook) will be familiar to most ivorybill searchers; he was involved in the events in Arkansas in the earliest days, and he developed one of the first lists of promising search locations, […]
WWNO just ran a long story on our search effort. You can listen at the link (recommended) and/or read the text. I’ll share some thoughts about it below, but first a brief update. As April came to an end, Steve Latta, Jay Tischendorf, Tommy Michot, Phil Vanbergen, and I collected the AudioMoths that had been […]
This local publication reached out to me without knowing I was local. I’m interviewed along with Tim Gallagher and Mike Collins. It’s a straightforward, even-handed piece.
Wishing everyone happy holidays and the best for 2019. While the blog has been quiet for a couple of months, the effort continues. A number of items are in the works, and I hope to have news about them in the coming months. And of course, I hope to be able to report on new […]
I’ve completed reviewing the cards from the deployment discussed in three previous posts. As it turned out, the most dramatic and informative sequence was captured on July 29; it was the last sequence found in the course of the review. To recapitulate: the tree is a hickory, and hickory bark is uniquely tough, tight, and hard […]