Monday, April 29, 2013

Searching for a Ghost Bird

Several people have asked me about an earlier piece Science Friday did about my search for the Imperial Woodpecker. (This was before I wrote Imperial Dreams.) In case you'd like to listen to it, here's a link: Science Friday: Searching for a Ghost Bird.


  1. I am an amateur bird watcher and nature buff from Nebraska and had never really heard about the ivory billed or imperial woodpecker until very recently. I am now absolutely obsessed with these amazing birds and heartbroken at the same time due to humans' irresponsibility and disregard for these birds' incredibly precious habitat. I have been walking around the last couple months with a lump in my throat and a hopeful heart that some of these birds still exist. I feel overwhelmingly compelled to help in anyway I can to save these birds' habitat or assist in the conservation efforts. Any guidance in how I can do this would be greatly appreciate. I love your blog and thank you for inspiring me as a bird watcher.

    Luke Weedin