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    Cyburbian otterpop's avatar
    Jul 2003
    Down by Dun Ringill
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    The Ivory-billed Woodpecker

    "Talk of my death is greatly exaggerated." said the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.

    I couldn't be gladder to see that this fine bird, not seen for 60 years, is not extinct as was feared. Several sightings in the Big Woods of southeastern Arkansas and even videotape. I always expected it was still with us. I trapsed around many a hardwood forest in the Dolby Hills (northern Louisiana) hoping to see one.

    I hope we now take steps to ensure this endangered species has adequate habitat to survive.

    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
    Nov 2002
    Paris of Appalachia
    Did anyone bother to ask the woodpecker if he had seen any dodos?

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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
    Jul 1998
    On the Mother River
    They had been seeeing these birds since late 2003, with a few reports before then. When they did get documentation the Nature Conservancy gagged the folks who filmed it. Only when the news was leaked did they admit it.
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
    Mar 2004
    Where Valley Fever Lives


    That's close enough for Budgie and EG to go on a HUNTIN' trip
    Thanks Otterpop and Nature Conservancy

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    John Kenneth Galbraith

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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
    Jun 2003
    De Noc
    Here is the link to the NPR report I heard this morning:

    The Future of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

    "As reported on Morning Edition Thursday, scientists claim they've spotted a bird long thought to be extinct. Even before it disappeared in the 1940s, the ivory-billed woodpecker had near-mythical status: It was admired by Theodore Roosevelt and gathered in by collectors. As part of an NPR/National Geographic Radio Expedition, NPR's Christopher Joyce reports on what scientists are planning now that they believe they've found it."

    Related NPR Stories:

    The Significance of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

    Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Rediscovered in Arkansas

    The Ivory-Bill, Found
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Cyburbian Trail Nazi's avatar
    Feb 2003
    Encroaching on something
    I have been listening to the reports on NPR and it is really making wish that I knew my birds so that I could go bird watching. Very interesting story. Good luck little bird, I hope you are not on the decline but on the come-back.

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    Cyburbian mgk920's avatar
    Mar 2004
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    Quote Originally posted by Trail Nazi
    I have been listening to the reports on NPR and it is really making wish that I knew my birds so that I could go bird watching. Very interesting story. Good luck little bird, I hope you are not on the decline but on the come-back.
    From what I have heard and read, it looks pretty much like your average, commonly seen woodpecker except that it is *HUGE*, standing well over a half-meter tall.

    BTW, It's 'native' range is generally the lower Mississippi River valley and delta area and the Gulf of Mexico and southern Atlantic coast areas (South Carolina around to Texas and NE Mexico).


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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
    May 2003
    Northwestern Ohio
    OK, so who's old enough to remember "The Woody Woodpecker Show"? The TV show even had elderly gentleman Walter Lantz showing how to draw cartoon characters.

    My son (at age five or so) called the bird "Woody Pecker".

    For awhile I had a great t-shirt with Woody Woodpecker on it. It went away, probably on one (1) of the busses that took away my wives.

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