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Ivorybill Hunters: Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Geoffrey E. Hill


The Ivory-billed Woodpecker holds the attention of birders and naturalists like no other species of bird, so it was huge news in 2005 when the Cornell Lab of Ornithology announced that an Ivory-billed Woodpecker had been found and recorded on video along the Cache River. The announcement inspired ornithologist Geoff Hill and two of his research assistants to search some river swamps in south Alabama and the Florida panhandle. A weekend outing turned into a year-long adventure, however, when the little team of explorers found an Ivory-billed Woodpecker along the Choctawhatchee River on the Flor ... More

Keywords: Ivory-billed Woodpecker, birding, kayak, rare animal, Choctawhatchee River, southern swamp

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195323467
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey E. Hill, author
Auburn University