Friday, December 30, 2005

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Here's one of the few photos taken of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. These birds were thought to be the last of their species after their trees were cut down in Louisiana (thanks to the wonderful jackasses at the Chicago Mill). They were rediscovered in Arkansas last winter, documented with brief sightings, sound recordings, and a blurry video. I've always had a fascination with this bird and when I heard they had been rediscovered I about had a fit. Let's hope they find more this winter and in other areas of the southeast and keep protecting the few places they could possibly still live!

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