Bird Mania

  • By David Levin
  • Posted 01.01.06
  • NOVA scienceNOW

The ivory-billed woodpecker was once a common sight in the forests of the American South. But by the 1940s, logging and development had destroyed much of its habitat, and the species disappeared for good. Or did it? In 2005, a few reported sightings of this "extinct" woodpecker created a buzz among bird lovers. Hear what a few of them had to say.


Hear what amateur birders looking for the ivory-billed woodpecker have to say about their hunt for the elusive bird.

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