Arkansas Ivory-bill Trip
I had a chance to volunteer with the Cornell group in Arkansas in
early January 2006. I took some pictures of the woods and swamps,
and recorded some sounds I thought I would share, along with a few
comments about the coordinated effort.
We arrived in Brinkley Ark to a lot of ducks and geese. There were a couple of Ivory–bills there too. We ate
at Gene’s BBQ, got some
postcards of woodpeckers, met the owner, then went over to The Ivory
Bill Nest store to check out T-shirts. There we ran into
Harrison and his wife.
There were about 34 searchers on the team
plus various Cornell supervisors and biologists, complete with several
dogs. The group used four bases dispersed throughout the Big
Woods region, where target areas and specific tasks were often assigned
to groups staying in a specific lodging..