Monday, May 09, 2011

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Sighted and Recorded

ScienceDaily (2011-04-29) -- Scientists working independently in three states have now published articles that report multiple sightings of and various forms of evidence for this elusive species, which is extremely difficult to observe and photograph due to its rarity, wariness, and tendency to roam over wide areas in remote swamp habitat. During two encounters with an Ivory-billed Woodpecker, one researcher heard high-pitched calls that seem to match the description of an alarm call that was reported by James Tanner in the 1930s but was never recorded. ... read full article

Here are links to video taken: 1, 2, 3, 4 (note "peent" call), 5, 6, 7 Some of the video takes a while to load.

Here are links to audio files: 1, 2

Here are readme files for above audio and video: Readme

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