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Folks who like to read about efforts to find Ivory-billed Woodpeckers may 
wish to visit

http://www.fishcrow.com/winter06.html

 and/or

http://billismad.tripod.com/mysearchfortheivorybilledwoodpecker/index.html

Both site owners claim to have found the bird several times in their 
respective search locations. Both offer explanations why IBWOs could have 
eluded searchers for many years.

The first site details the efforts of Mike Collins to find IBWO along the 
Pearl River in Louisiana. The second describes William Smith's alleged 
recent encounters with the Lord God Bird in Florida. Both contain photos 
and/or videos  of purported IBWO's.  (If you think the Luneau video was 
tough, try to find the bird in these!)

Collins' site contains audios of purported "kent" calls and links to lots of 
other photos, some of which he says are evidence of IBWO foraging activity. 
(I can't be sure about the kent calls, but listen for a Bachman's Warbler 
singing in the background).

I make no representations or warranties about the plausibility of either 
site.  Folks who have enjoyed criticising the Arkansas evidence will find 
these accounts even easier to put down. Others may find them credible and, 
if nothing else, informative and/or interesting.


Bob Fisher
Independence, Missouri
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