Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ivory-bill article

E.O. Wilson from Harvard was quoted in a great article from The Boston Globe about the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. He
fears that the 2004-05 sightings might merely represent a single freak survivor, doomed without a mate. But Wilson is also adamant that a major search should continue so long as there is a glimmer of hope for "this extraordinary part of the fauna.

"Sadly, reports of the ivory-billed's extinction may be true - I don't see much more than a 10 percent chance we'll ever see a live one," Wilson said in an interview last month, shortly after a trip to the Choctawhatchee River. "But great science discoveries have come from longer odds."
Read the entire article here.

The Story of Stuff

You won't find a single reference to birds in this video, but everything it's talking about relates directly to the quality of their environment as well as to ours. It's really worth watching, and spamming.