Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 21st, 2006
The ivory-billed woodpecker is still as elusive as Bigfoot, but interest in Arkansas’ most-sought resident continues to grow.
The Call of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Celebration is planned Feb. 23-25 in Brinkley in eastern Arkansas. It focuses on the rare bird, thought to have been extinct, that was sighted in the area in 2004. Reports of the bird’s re-emergence have stirred interest in the swampy, economically depressed Mississippi Delta area of Arkansas.
Festival activities include everything from Bird Watching 101 for people new to the hobby to nationally known speakers, tours, book signings and the sale of bird-oriented products.
Check out the festival website for registration information, schedule of activities and more.