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A traveling exhibition about the sounds and songs of life

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

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Ivory-billed Woodpecker
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Ivory-billed WoodpeckerIvory-billed Woodpecker The search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker has been in the news for the past couple of years. Unsubstantiated sightings over the past 60 years had left many believing that the bird was extinct. In the winter of 2004, a team of scientists searched for the bird by conventional means, slogging through swampy forests and also by putting out a grid of recording units that "listened" for the sounds of the Ivory-billed. The hours and hours of sound captured by the Autonomous Recording Units were later analyzed for the sounds that Ivory-billed Woodpeckers would make. In the Spring of 2005 the Ivory-billed Woodpecker was found and filmed. Listen to the Ivory-billed recording and read more about the project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website.