Michaels, et al. Foraging Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers In The Singer Tract In Louisiana: Matching James T. Tanner’s Field Notes With His Photographs From 1939

This article was over ten years in the making. It is important not only for what it reveals about Ivory-billed Woodpecker foraging behavior but also because it highlights the difficulty of obtaining high quality imagery under actual field conditions. Tanner was working with a known family group that had been somewhat habituated to human presence. Nevertheless, these pictures are so poor as to have been nearly unidentifiable as ivorybills, and they were overlooked until I discovered the first one in the series in 2010.