Rich Guthrie, one of the deans of Albany-area birding, posted this on the local and state listserves:
Yes, out of area, but I thought this would be of interest to NYS birders: I spent most of April down in the Bayous of Arkansas with the Cornell team, looking for the elusive IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER. I went down as a skeptic. I came back a believer.
I was fortunately (lucky) enough to actually SEE one!!!
The story is a bit long. And beyond this note, it’s probably not appropriate for this forum.
I will be discussing the details tomorrow on the Albany, NY NPR affiliate WAMC. Folks down through the Hudson Valley or out the Mohawk Valley can listen in. Or, others can pick up the live broadcast on line at wamc.org.
So tune in tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2 pm for what I am sure will be a memorable radio program.