Book Review: Looking For the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Eastern Cuba

One of the important issues addressed in this review is the difference in attitude toward the Cuban ivorybill compared to its North American cousin. Reports from Cuba dating to the 1980s are treated with more credulity than any North American records after 1944. And many hold out higher hopes for Cuba, based solely on the fact that photographic evidence was obtained in the 1950s. In my view, the Cuban species is likely extinct, while I’m confident that the North American bird persists.