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Cornell scientists at the 2005 AOU Conference

View video clips of presentations describing the discovery and conservation efforts surrounding the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.

The Grail Bird

Tim Gallagher, author of The Grail Bird, gives a Monday Night Seminar at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, "Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker."

News Release

View a video about the rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the Big Woods of Arkansas. April 28, 2005.

Press Conference

A jubliant search team, joined by Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, announces that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker still lives. April, 28, 2005.

The 1935 Expedition
Original footage from an expedition to film Ivory-billed Woodpeckers in the Singer Tract of Louisiana. A mule-drawn cart carried the cumbersome equipment into the swamp.

Ivory-billed Woodpecker in 1935
An Ivory-billed Woodpecker at its nest cavity, filmed by Cornell Lab of Ornithology founder Arthur Allen and colleagues in Louisiana.

Ivory-billed Woodpecker, 2004

University of Arkansas professor David Luneau captured this brief video footagewith a continuously recording video camera on April 25, 2005. Subsequent analysis showed that the bird was an Ivory-billed Woodpecker.