OK hunters,pay attention-PLEASE!!!


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Tropical Z
April 1, 2003, 11:53 AM
I hope this isnt closed down.
When your'e out and about this spring pay attention to your surroundings and see if you notice this most elusive (and possibly extinct) bird.Its an Ivory billed woodpecker and it resembles the rather common pileated woodpecker EXCEPT it has an IVORY beak.The pileated's is DARK.What a wonderful story it would be to have a hunter in the backwoods capture this most magnificent bird on film!
Moderators- i know this isnt a specific "hunting" thread,but where better to post a heads up than a place like "The High Road"~!
Please see attachments.:)

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Tropical Z
April 1, 2003, 11:57 AM
And here is a map of the Ivory billed woodpeckers historical homerange.

Tropical Z
April 1, 2003, 01:42 PM
And heres a comparison of the Ivory bill and pileated woodpeckers.

thumbtack
April 2, 2003, 12:36 AM
What a wonderful story it would be to have a hunter in the backwoods capture this most magnificent bird on film!

Do we win a prize or something?

Tropical Z
April 2, 2003, 10:00 AM
NO,but you'd enter the history books!

Bikeguy
April 2, 2003, 12:14 PM
Has there been any follow up on the reported sighting in LA a few years back?

What would really suck is if one is found in Cuba!

gun-fucious
April 3, 2003, 12:46 AM
They taste like chicken!

;)

heres a good site with audio recordings from LA:
http://www.npr.org/programs/re/archivesdate/2002/march/

Tropical Z
April 3, 2003, 12:01 PM
Theres still hope.There have been sightings reported in various locations and there is circumstantial evidence.Alas none have been seen by someone who knows what they're seeing.:(

5ptdeerhunter
April 9, 2003, 09:53 PM
Are these Woodpeckers the ones that are like a foot tall? I didn't even know what the bird was until we got closer to it. I never seen a Woodpecker bigger then 7 inches.

Kingcreek
April 10, 2003, 08:11 AM
They taste like chicken!

I think they taste more like bald eagle.

Guyon
April 12, 2003, 05:26 AM
Most likely extinct.

Ornithologists have traipsed all over the bayous of Louisiana (the bird's natural habitat) and found nothing. There was a recording from a couple of years ago that supposedly captured the bird on tape, but it was pretty suspect.

I have my doubts about one of these birds in North America. Central America, on the other hand, might hold some surprises.

Art Eatman
April 12, 2003, 10:12 AM
East Texas has been worked over pretty hard, these last fifty years or more, with folks looking for the Ivory Bills...

Art

Tropical Z
April 13, 2003, 12:03 PM
They are about 18-20" tip to tip.
http://www.birdingamerica.com/Ivorybill/ivorybilllinks.htm

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