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In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is a complete natural history of one of the most exciting and rare birds in the world. Noted ornithologist Jerome A.

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Jackson takes the reader on his fantastic and personal quest, providing detailed insights into the bird's lifestyle, habitat, and cultural significance, examining its iconic status from the late s to the present in advertising, Cited by: In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.

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Kirkus Prize. Winners & Finalists. Author: Jerome A. Jackson. In this birder's adventure story, a writer and photographer chases after the ivory-billed woodpecker, the "ghost bird" of the swamp, reconstructing his search for a bird that was once declared extinct.

Jerome Jackson is the world's foremost living expert on the ivory-billed woodpecker, and he has chronicled his own search for the bird, his understanding of the species, and its place in the cultures of North America for the past three centuries in "In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker".

In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker book book was published inaround the time of the alleged sighting of an ivory-billed woodpecker by /5. The Search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Ivory-billed Woodpecker at a nest cavity. Image taken from movie footage recorded by Arthur Allen in Louisiana,and archived in Macaulay Library.

From – the Cornell Lab and its partners conducted an intensive search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in bottomland hardwood forests in the southeastern United States.

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Long thought extinct, the elusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker was rediscovery in a remote region of Arkansas. This book is a fascinating and comprehensive study of the remarkable bird. It was /5(2). Ivory-billed Woodpecker 3 Book Lot.

Condition is Like New. Of the wing by Georgia Anne Butler, In Search of the ivory-billed woodpecker by Smithsonian books, and the grailbird by Tim GallagherEnd date:   In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: Jackson, Jerome A.: Books - 5/5(2). As TIM GALLAGHER was working on his book The Grail Bird, he was among the first to sight the long-thought-extinct ivory-billed woodpecker in Arkansas, which led to a multi-million-dollar effort to confirm the sighting and protect the bird's dwindling habitat.

The sighting changed the direction of the book, for which Gallagher won the Outdoor Writers Association of America's Best Book award for Tanner's four-year study is the first and only scientific study of Ivory-billed Woodpecker.

The author, Stephens Lyn Bales did a superb job of telling the fascinating story of this iconic man. If you have an interest in the ivorybill or not, this is a must read book.

Once I started reading I could not put it s: The ivory-billed woodpecker was a prized, rare find. Then, in the ’s and 40’s, the logging industry took off.

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Entire forests across the South were decimated, especially during World War II. lection home authors titles dates links about in search of the ivory-billed woodpecker. 31 January Jerome A. Jackson's In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker assembles just about everything you need to consider this great poster-bird for the margin between viability and extinction.

Not unequivocally seen anywhere since the s, the ivory-bill is seen or heard every few years – in. Until recently, the ivory-billed woodpecker was like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster -- a famed creature that for years eyewitnesses claimed to see but that science could not substantiate.

This impression runs through "The Grail Bird" (Houghton Mifflin, ), a new book by Tim Gallagher, an editor at the Lab of Ornithology at Cornell who played a primary role in the rediscovery of the ivory. All who seek the elusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker rely on this elegant treatise froman extensive profile of the species' characteristics and habits that includes its original distribution patterns; the history of its disappearance; and its feeding, nesting, and breeding.

In Search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker by Jerome A. Jackson () Hardcover – Jan. 1 by Jerome A. Jackson (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" CDN$ /5(2). He is the author of In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker (Smithsonian Books, ).

Following a search for Ivory-bills inJackson wrote “ The Truth Is Out There ”. Jackson, a professor and the former Whitaker Eminent Scholar in Science at Florida Gulf Coast University, is the author of In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and a June Birder’s World article, “The Truth Is Out There.” Inhe famously referred to Cornell’s claims about sightings in Arkansas as “faith-based ornithology.”.

Buy In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker () (): NHBS - Jerome A Jackson, Harper CollinsPrice Range: £ - £ March 16 — David Sibley and co-authors publish a paper in Science challenging the identity of the bird in the Luneau video.

April — A search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker begins in Cuba. May 18 — Search teams in Arkansas announce no new confirmation of the Ivory-bill’s existence. Long thought extinct, the elusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker may yet live: inthe birding community was galvanized at the news of a sighting by a hunter in a Louisiana forest.

A series of expeditions continue to search for the rare bird, and all seekers rely on this elegant treatise/5. The book documents the search for remnants of the population of ivory-billed woodpeckers in the southeast He is one of the few people alive today with the Ivory-billed Woodpecker on his life list.

I read this book once before shortly after it was first published in /5(64). As TIM GALLAGHER was working on his book The Grail Bird, he was among the first to sight the long-thought-extinct ivory-billed woodpecker in Arkansas, which led to a multi-million-dollar effort to confirm the sighting and protect the bird's dwindling habitat.

The sighting changed the direction of the book, for which Gallagher won the Outdoor Writers Association of America's Best Book award for. The ivory-billed woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in the United States.

The closely related imperial woodpecker (C.

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imperialis) of western Mexico is the largest woodpecker in the world. The ivory-billed has a total length of 48 to 53 cm (19 to 21 in), and based on scant information, weighs about to g ( to lb).

In search of the ivory-billed woodpecker Size The ivory-billed woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in the USA and the third-largest in the world. It is 18 to 20 inches tall, has a wingspan of 30 to 31 inches and weighs 16 to 20 ounces.

Why it’s a sight to see This woodpecker is light and can fly swiftly through the swamp forests. It has no. Long thought extinct, the elusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker may yet live: inthe birding community was galvanized at the news of a sighting by a hunter in a Louisiana forest.

A series of expeditions continue to search for the rare bird, and all seekers rely on this elegant s: 9.The largest of the woodpeckers north of Mexico and the third largest in the world, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker was a bird of old-growth forests in the southeastern U.S.

and Cuba. Destruction of its forest habitat caused severe population declines in the s, and only very small numbers survived into the twentieth century. It was thought to have gone extinct in the middle of the twentieth.

The third author of the new paper is Jerome A. Jackson, a zoologist at Florida Gulf Coast University and the author of the book, "In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker," published in