The Ivory-Bill, Found

Our commentator has been dreaming of ivory-billed woodpeckers since she was eight years old. She and other bird-lovers around the world are excited at news that the species, once feared extinct, has been rediscovered in the Arkansas wilderness. But now she's begun to worry whether the bird can survive all the attention mankind will heap on it.

Ivory-billed woodpecker in flight. i i

Illustration of ivory-billed woodpecker in flight. Julie Zickefoose hide caption

itoggle caption Julie Zickefoose
Ivory-billed woodpecker in flight.

Illustration of ivory-billed woodpecker in flight.

Julie Zickefoose
Illustration of feeding time at the nest. i i

Illustration of feeding time at the nest. Julie Zickefoose hide caption

itoggle caption Julie Zickefoose
Illustration of feeding time at the nest.

Illustration of feeding time at the nest.

Julie Zickefoose

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.