Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Ivory-billed Woodpecker Sounds

The researchers who documented the continued existence of ivory-billed woodpeckers in the Cache River NWR presented more evidence to back up their findings at the AOU conference today. The new evidence included audio recordings, which have now been made available on the internet at Cornell's website. (The site is rather slow right now.) The audio evidence, which helped persuaded skeptics, had not been available in April because the research team had not finished analyzing the recordings.

Update: Laura Erickson of BirderBlog is reporting on the ivory-bill issue from the AOU conference here and here.