Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) Persists

Kathleen writes “The book, The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip Hoose, was among the 2005 American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. Science Magazine reports on April 28, 2005 that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) Persists in Continental North America. The ivory-billed woodpecker, long suspected to be extinct, has been rediscovered in the “Big Woods” region of eastern Arkansas. Visual encounters during 2004 and 2005, and analysis of a video clip from April 2004, confirm the existence of at least one male. Acoustic signatures consistent with Campephilus display-drums also have been heard from the region.”
Here’s a photo of John James Audubon’s Ivory-billed Woodpecker from The Birds of North America, published between 1827 and 1838.”