View Full Version : OT: Great news about an old bird!!

04-28-2005, 07:51 PM
An absolutely amazing discovery in Arkansas, USA. Long thought to be extinct, and not seen for over 60 years, the Ivory Billed Wood****** has been officially rediscovered in the Big Woods swamp/forest of southeastern Arkansas.



04-28-2005, 08:06 PM

04-28-2005, 08:33 PM
Wow, skychimp, thanks for the great news!


04-28-2005, 08:37 PM

PLUS, you can clearly see the red flettner tab right on top of his head.

Great find Chimp.


04-28-2005, 09:10 PM
It's been all over the news.

I've seen stuffed 100 year old specimens at the Smithsonian. Never thought I'd see a photo or movie of one.

04-28-2005, 10:15 PM
Can't say i've missed the ******wood.

Did I get that right?

04-28-2005, 10:17 PM

After abc news went off moved my chair out side and looking for one of them critters. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Neat there still around http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

04-29-2005, 08:23 AM
Fantastic http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

04-29-2005, 08:46 AM
That is great news! Now all they have to do is find a living specimen of the Tyrannosaurus rex! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

04-29-2005, 09:46 AM
Thats a great story SkyChimp. As a teen I used to canoe many of the rivers in the Ozark Sceanic Riverways with my sister and brother-inlaw.

We often floated or hiked many miles along the Cache, Black and St.Francis rivers. Even in the late 70's and early 80's there were stories there told by locals. Unfortunatly for Scientist seeking real evidence a lot of the same people who told stories about the Ivory Bill also had stories of Swamp Apes or MoMo the monster and therefore were given little or no credit.

Its awesome that there are still enough to maintain a viable breeding population despite modern times best efforts to snuff them out. It would be a real treat to return there someday and see them with my own eys.

04-29-2005, 11:12 AM
w00tness! I love it when things like this happen!

Next up... living woolly mammoths, starting with how they evolved into humans with back hair.

04-29-2005, 11:21 AM
A lessen in why it is important to protect these types of things now. Lots of folks complain about habitat protection for the red cockaded wood ******. I always hoped to spot a live Carolina Parakeet, but it is much too late for them.

Good story and a good post.

04-29-2005, 11:33 AM
Pffftttttt...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.giftaste like chicken...

04-29-2005, 11:49 AM
Arkansas, you say.

Well, now that they know there is still a chance to bag one , those yahooos will be pullin' out the shotgun in droves.

No worries it WILL be extinct soon enough.

04-29-2005, 12:02 PM
Thanks for posting this good news.

When I went on holiday to Florida from the UK a few years ago I loved seeing the pileated wood******. Its nice to know its close relative is still in North America.

As a professional countryside ranger its nice to hear a good news story.



04-29-2005, 12:04 PM
Lovely plumage http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

04-29-2005, 12:35 PM
You know one of those would look great on my mantlepiece! I bet they taste pretty good too. Mmmmmmmmmmmm endangered species...

04-29-2005, 12:51 PM
Well one aint exactly gonna make the world rock.... it takes 2 to tango so to speak

04-29-2005, 01:00 PM
Good news! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

04-29-2005, 01:19 PM
Got wood******s all over here in Pennsylvania. Tho not of the extinct variety but very identical in appearence. They make an awful racket. Sometimes they hangout ontop of my chimney and peck at the metal flashing. Why aren't they unconcious from all that pecking? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

04-29-2005, 01:21 PM
I seen them mention that on the news the other night odly enough we were having chicken http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


It makes you wonder if theres any of these in hiding left in the world


04-29-2005, 02:38 PM
Leadspliter there are plenty of dodos here http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif .

04-29-2005, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by Freelancer-1:
Arkansas, you say.

Well, now that they know there is still a chance to bag one , those yahooos will be pullin' out the shotgun in droves.

No worries it WILL be extinct soon enough.

Ah, Freelancer. Why so hostile? Us folks in Arkansas obviously have NOT been able to wipe it out, no matter how hard we tried. I promise it ain't due to a lack of ordinance, either.

We ARE trying to keep smart-mouthed Yankees extinct in these here parts, though. Why'nt y'all come on down and pay us yahoos a visit?

04-29-2005, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
Well one aint exactly gonna make the world rock.... it takes 2 to tango so to speak

Story was in yesterday's USA Today, IIRC they said there at least 20 of them. Also saw another species thought to be extinct in the news, a type of small monkey. Monday or Tuesday's paper. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

04-30-2005, 01:17 AM
Unconfirmed sitings of this one gives hope.
mini video here,