Over the years, there have been many posts on birdforum about the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Despite a lack of quality in these discussions, I have posted occasional updates about my work on this topic for any bird watchers who might be interested in this magnificent bird and its conservation. I recently posted a lecture on debunking the critics
and published this article
. All of my articles and lectures on the Ivory-billed Woodpecker may be accessed at my website
As discussed in the lecture on debunking the critics, the ‘big name’ bird watchers in the U.S. have been exposed (to anyone who carefully reviews the facts) as phonies. After failing for decades to document one of the most amazing birds in the world, which was present right under their noses, none of them met the challenge of the Mt. Everest of birds after others published reports of sightings in Arkansas, Florida, and Louisiana. They simply did what birders seem to do best -- sit around and try to discredit others.