Gunshots from Pearl River, Louisiana, 2002

Gunshots can be confused with the knocking of a woodpecker, especially when the gunshot and listener are widely separated. During a search for Ivory-billed Woodpeckers in the Pearl River area of Louisiana in 2002, observers heard loud double knocks they thought could have been Ivory-billed Woodpeckers. Subsequent analyses showed the sounds were gunshots.

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Location: song: Wyoming calls: New York
Recordist: Randolph Scott Little, Robert C. Stein
© 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology
MLNS Catalog number: 14751, 14754

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