Symposium: Ecology of Large Woodpeckers

October 31, 2005
October 31-November 3, 2005
Convention Center - Brinkley, AR 
Ecosystem conservation for the recovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker is one of the primary challenges facing natural resource professionals in the Big Woods today.

Conference Objective: To present the recent rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker and the comparative biology of other large woodpeckers in order to increase our understanding of the history, ecology, and management of large woodpeckers.

Target Audience: Natural resource professionals and scientists including:ornithologists, ecologists, foresters, wildlife biologists, soil conservationists, land managers and members of related fields and specialties.

Symposium Highlights
Dr. John Fitzpatrick
Dr. David Shoch


The proceedings will be published.The proceedings will contain research papers, poster and paper research summaries, and empirically based presentations.

Theme I: Rediscovery:covering the historical aspects leading to the current situation.

Theme II: Woodpecker Ecology: covering the interesting and topical habits and habitats of large woodpeckers.

Theme III: Inventory and Research: covering what we know, what we don’t know, and what we need to find out

Theme IV: Bottomland Hardwoods: covering the current condition, desired future conditions, and management of bottomland forests.


- Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

- Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

- Cornell Lab of Ornithology

- The Nature Conservancy

- US Fish and Wildlife Service

Field Trip:
Field tour of Bottomland Hardwoods and cypress-tupelo swamps.

P SYMPOSIUM Registration Information

Registration Fee $100.00
Registration fee includes lunches, banquet, field trip, and copy of the proceedings.

Hotel Information
Amerihost Hotel, Brinkley, AR - $55.00/night for single or double, call (870) 734-4300.

Best Western Hotel, Brinkley, AR - $54.50/night for single or double, call (870) 734-1650.

or call Brinkley Chamber of Commerce
(870) 734-2262.

Registration forms can be printed from The Nature Conservancy web page.

To receive an e-mailed, faxed, or mailed copy of the registration form contact:

Charlotte Bornemeier (501) 614-5085.
Note that completed registration forms and payment must be submitted via mail to:

Woodpecker Symposium
601 N. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72205