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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 10:24 PM

Ghost Bird, a movie about the search for the Ivory Billed Woodpecker in 2005



I watched this today. Pretty interesting and entertaining.




Trailer



In 2005, scientists announced that the Ivory-billed woodpecker, a species thought to be extinct for 60 years, had been found in the swamps of Eastern Arkansas. Other creatures have wrongly been presumed extinct, but the reappearance of the Ivory-bill was celebrated around the world as the rediscovery of a lifetime, prompting the largest recovery effort ever undertaken for a lost species. Millions of dollars poured in from the government while ornithologists and birders flooded the swamps to find the rare bird. Down the road, the town of Brinkley, Arkansas - itself on the brink of extinction was transformed by the hope, commerce and controversy surrounding their feathered friend. But continued sightings by expert birders only highlighted the mysterious absence of credible evidence. Now six years later, the woodpecker remains as elusive as ever. Ghost Bird brings the Ivory-billʼs blurry rediscovery into focus revealing our uneasy relationship with nature and the increasing uncertainty of our place within it.



One of the wildlife photographers, Tim Barksdale

http://ghostbirdmovie.com/preview/barksdale.html


You can watch if for $4 on youtube

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Beringia Aug 2019 OP
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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 11:00 PM

1. Thanks! I'll have to watch that!

Reminds me of this cartoon that still has relevance for so many other species and special places...


https://www.gocomics.com/tomtoles/2005/05/03

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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 05:57 AM

5. OMG, that is perfect and exactly on the money same as this movie

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 11:13 PM

2. I recall the debate regarding the analysis of a brief sound recording purportedly of the bird. n/t


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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 12:23 AM

3. The Ivory Billed is gone, as is the Imperial Woodpecker

Such magnificent creatures so recently departed forever.

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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 01:57 AM

4. Pileated woodpecker is close cousin, have seen in Florida. Stunning.

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