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In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
by Jerome A. Jackson
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Do Ivorybills still live on?, August 13, 2004
Jerome Jackson's lifetime of study of, and search for, Ivory-billed Woodpeckers has been distilled into this fine volume. He believes (and certainly hopes!) that a few Ivorybills have managed to survive, unlikely as that seems. In this book, he gives a detailed picture of what we know of Ivorybill biology, as well as an idea of the many questions that persist. He also describes very well the decline of Ivorybills, which he attributes largely to habitat loss.

Early ornithologists who saw, collected, painted, and photographed the birds are given life in these pages. Finally, Jackson describes his own careful searches for the bird, both in the southern US, as well as in Cuba: he just may have encountered Ivorybills, but the fleeting encounters are frustrating.

I certainly recommend this book to those interested in birds, or endangered and extinct species, and wildlife in general.


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