|An award-winning writer and photographer chases after the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the ghost bird of the swamp, in this birders adventure story, reconstructing his search for a bird that was once declared extinct. Reprint. *Author: Gallagher, Tim *Subtitle: The Rediscovery of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker *Publication Date: 2006/04/18 *Number of Pages: 286 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25|
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An award-winning writer and photographer chases after the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the "ghost bird" of the swamp, in this birder's adventure story, reconstructing his search for a bird that was once declared extinct. Reprint.In April 2005, a startling announcement made national and international news: the ivory-billed woodpecker, a bird thought to be extinct for nearly sixty years, had been sighted. The story behind this incredible discovery began more than a year earlier when, after a lengthy search, Tim Gallagher was one of the first people to see this iconic bird, the holy grail of birdwatchers. He persuaded the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to mount a massive search for evidence of the bird's existence. The news was kept secret while field teams went to work and land was bought to conserve the ivory-bill's habitat. Gallagher's story reads like a mystery novel, and the subsequent conservation efforts provide hope and a lesson for our times.