Archived News Items

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2009

  • Search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Suspended, KUAF Radio, October 23, 2009
  • Search yields no ivory-billed woodpecker, but plenty of ecological data, Cornell Chronicle, July 15, 2009

2008

  • Search for Ivory-billed Woodpecker to begin anew, Associated Press, December 2, 2008
  • $50,000 reward offered for bird photo, Democrat-Gazette, November 8, 2008
  • Radio interview about ivory-bill search, KUAR, October 10, 2008
  • Director talks about "The Lord God Bird" movie, Washington Post, March 9, 2008
  • The great woodpecker hunt, Boston Globe, Feb. 10, 2008
  • Stallings combing the Delta for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, The Greenwood Commonwealth, January 4, 2008

2007

2006
  • Two Arkansas men report possible sighting of rare woodpecker, Newsday (AP), December 15, 2006
  • Yes, South Carolina: Ivory-billed Woodpecker exists, researcher says, Rock Hill Herald, November 14, 2006
  • New search sought for bird, The Advocate, November 13, 2006
  • Woodpecker mystery lands in Bluffton, The Island Packet, October 22, 2006September 2006
  • Rare bird is "seen" in Florida, Gulf Times, September 29, 2006
  • Scientists spy Ivory-bill Woodpecker in Florida, Scientific American.com, September 28, 2006
  • A flash of white, and then it's gone, Casper Star-Tribune, September 28, 2006
  • Hunt for Ivory-billed Woodpecker to continue in Arkansas, Baxter Bulletin (AP), Setpember 27, 2006
  • New claim for evidence of ivory-bills, New York Times, September 26, 2006
  • NASA joins hunt for woodpecker, Discovery Channel, August 14, 2006
  • University of Maryland and NASA researchers use laser sensor to map possible habitat for Ivory-billed Woodpecker, University of Maryland news release, August 3, 2006
  • Ivory-billed Woodpecker deflates river-tapping project, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, July 21, 2006
  • Genetic study of endangered Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Smithsonian, July 21, 2006
  • Exhibit explores ivory-bill mystery, Harvard University Gazette, June 1, 2006
  • "Researchers to scale back hunt for bird," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, May 19, 2006
  • "Second field season fails to find the Ivory-billed Woodpecker," New York Times, May 19, 2006
  • "Extinct or Possibly Extinct?" Science, May 19, 2006
  • Cornell and members of the Big Woods Conservation Partnership respond to Perspectives article by Jerome Jackson. Read letter, as printed in The Auk, April 2006.
  • "Woodpecker search takes break till fall," Arkansas Leader, April 26, 2006
  • "In search of an elusive woodpecker," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 19, 2006
  • "Cornell Lab of Ornithology counters famous birder's interpretation of fleeting woodpecker video," Cornell Chronicle, March 21, 2006
  • "Ivory-billed  Woodpecker Debate Heats up," Live Science, March 17, 2006
  • "Arkansas unfazed by woodpecker article," Associated Press, March 17, 2006
  • "Doubt Cast on Ivory-billed Woodpecker Video," National Public Radio, March 17, 2006
  • "The Ivory-billed Debate," New York Times Television, March 16, 2006
  • "Biologists, amateurs start  Congaree search for rare woodpecker," Myrtle Beach Sun News, March 6, 2006
  • Avian Conservation and Ecology: Addresses the challenges and dilemmas facing conservation following the ivory-bill rediscovery.
  • NOVA, Watch a segment about the ivory-bill and click on "Ask the Experts" for Q & A

Stories about the Rediscovery


  • 60 Minutes:  "Finding the 'Lord God Bird'," October 16, 2005
  • Science: "Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) Persists in Continental North America," April 28, 2005
  • The New York Times: "Deep in the Swamp, an 'Extinct' Woodpecker Lives," April 29, 2005
  • Washington Post: "Extinct? After 60 Years, Woodpecker Begs to Differ," April 29, 2005
  • NPR Morning Edition: "The Future of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker," April 29, 2005
  • The New York Times: "The Woodpecker in All of Us," May 3, 2005
  • Science News Online: "The Comeback Bird," June 11, 2005
  • Audubon: "The Best-Kept Secret," July 2005

  • WSKG: "A Man in Search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker," July 12, 2005

  • Birder's World: "Now What?" August 2005
  • USA Today:  "In Search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker," November 9, 2005

    Stories about the audio


    • NPR All Things Considered: "Challenge to Woodpecker Rediscovery is Dropped," August 2, 2005

    • Bloomberg News: "Knock Knock Recordings May Be Echos of Ivory-Bill Woodpecker," August 24, 2005
    • NPR Radio Expeditions: "Audio Evidence of Ivory-billed Woodpecker," August 25, 2005
    • The New York Times: "Birders Hear Call Linked to Good News on Ivory Bill," August 25, 2005
    • USA Today: "Scientists Present Rare Woodpecker Recordings," August 25, 2005
    • BBC News: "'Lost Bird's' Distinctive Knocks," August 25, 2005
    • "Ornithologist stays hot on the trail of a special species," San Diego Union-Tribune, March 8, 20006
    • "Author says ivory-bill is alive here!" Arkansas Leader, March 8, 2006
    • "News of woodpecker packs Science Museum," The Buffalo News, March 1, 2006
    • New York Times, "Ivory-bill Report is Called "Faith-based Ornithology," January 24, 2006 (fee)
    • Charlotte Observer, "S.C.'s hunt for woodpecker," December 4, 2005
    • Chicago Tribune, "Birders flock to meet rock star of the conservation world," December 5, 2005
    • CNN.com, "Searchers hunt 'Elvis' woodpecker," December 11, 2005
    Stories about the video

    Just for fun

    The rediscovery of the ivory-bill has captured imaginations around the world, and spawned everything from the hometown “ivory-bill burger,” and “ivory-bill haircut,” to fine art and numerous knick-knacks. A song has even been written about it—listen in on NPR’s All Things Considered.