Stalking the Ghost Bird
The Elusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker in LouisianaeBook - 2008
Unseen for more than sixty years and thought to be extinct, interest in the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker exploded in 2004 when two birders reported capturing the bird on film while searching a bottomland forest in Arkansas. STAKING THE GHOST BIRD examines the lengthy debate over the ivory-bill's status by examining the reported sightings and extensive efforts to find the rare bird in Louisiana. In this absorbing study, author Steinberg turns his lifelong interest in the majestic ivory-billed woodpecker into a tale that encapsulates both the mystery and intrigue surrounding the legendary bird.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2008
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations