Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker is Seen in Florida

Posted by on Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 4:00 AM

"After spending months in remote northwest Florida swamps searching for the ivory-billed woodpecker, researchers say they have seen and heard the rare bird once believed extinct. But the Auburn University ornithologists, who published their findings in Canada's Avian Conservation and Ecology journal online Tuesday, failed to capture a picture of the large woodpecker with the white bill that makes a distinct double rapping sound."

Here we go again. The elusive and theoretically extinct ivory-billed woodpecker has been spotted in Florida, according to Auburn University researchers. Last year's "sighting" in Arkansas is still controversial. For news of the latest encounter, go here for more.

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