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RE: Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Found!


It's been wonderful to listen to interviews with the guys who sighted
the bird - they're just giddy with delight.  This is a huge news story I
can really appreciate and that's so rare these days.

Lynda
Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 6:15 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Found!


Yeah, that's really neat. I've been following it all day on PBS.

On Apr 28, 2005, at 5:08 PM, Daryl wrote:

> I received this news update this morning from the Cornell Lab of 
> Ornithology. It began, "Remember this day. Because this is the day you

> learn that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker lives!! ... You'll be hearing 
> in the news today that the Holy Grail of birding--the bird many feared

> to be
> extinct--has at last been sighted by multiple observers and captured 
> in a
> brief segment of video footage. "
>
> For decades, people have sought the Ivory-Billed,  largest woodpecker
> in
> North America. It has been considered to be near extinction. Some 
> sightings
> were made in the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia from the middle of the 
> 1800's
> to the 30's and 40's. Extensive logging was believed to have caused 
> their
> demise.
>
> First sighted in the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas
> on
> Feb. 11, 2004, a coalition of researchers has made extensive searches,

> and
> 15 sightings have been made since then, and recent videotape has 
> confirmed
> the bird.
>
> Amazing!
>
> For more information about the search and the efforts to save the 
> ivory-billed woodpecker and the Big Woods, visit www.ivorybill.org.
>
> ***
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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