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RE: non-extinct woodpecker




> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> James R. Cunningham
>
> This may be old news, but after 60 years of being thought extinct, the
> Ivory Billed Woodpecker has been located in the Big Woods of northeast
> Arkansas.  At least one male was spotted about two years ago, and their
> presence has since been confirmed by others.  Let's hope that they are
> not going to be overrun with birdwatchers (or poachers).
> Jim Cunningham

According to NPR, the details of the rediscovery are being published in Science 
this week.

Let's hope this one is legit! Some good environmental news is nice once and 
awhile!

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