Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Remembered

Below is a short video showing a story, seemingly aired on a PBS program, that recounts the memories of an old man who claims to have seen not one but three Ivory-billed woodpeckers in Northeastern Louisiana back in the late 1930s. The story also features footage of Ivory-billed woodpecker mounts in a museum.

It is pretty interesting to hear this gentleman recount his experience in the area formally known as the Singer Tract of Louisiana. Also,it is very cool to see the real bird, albeit in mounted form, in the video. Be sure to take a long hard look at these mounted Ivory-bill specimens. If you spend time in the woods and river bottoms of the south you want to be familiar with what these birds look like. After all, you just never know...

Once again, I am indebted to my friend Alton Higgins for finding and providing me with this link.

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