NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government has been asked to consider at least two videos made in recent years as evidence that ivory-billed woodpeckers may still exist.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put off a decision about whether ivory-billed woodpeckers are extinct, announcing Wednesday that it's adding six months to review information, including a month of public comment.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Death’s come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The U.S. government on Wednesday declared them extinct.
It’s a rare move for wildlife officials to give up hope on a plant or animal, but government scientists say they've exhausted to find these 23.
FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Scientists studying the red-cockaded woodpecker in Georgia forests say the rare bird is making a comeback...
Woodpeckers, flickers and sapsuckers may be fun for birders to watch but they can be troublesome — pecking holes in dwellings, shredding feeders, enlarging cavities in trees, and driving you to distraction by drumming on wooden or metal surfaces...
As part of the ongoing effort to reintroduce red-cockaded woodpeckers to Hitchcock Woods, 10 more of the birds – five males and five females – were released early Thursday morning.
A team of biologists captured the young woodpeckers late Wednesday afternoon in Francis Marion National Forest, which is north of Charleston, and transported them to Aiken.
This striking, 8½-inch long bird from the woodpecker family has a sweet beak. The red-naped sapsucker drills holes in trees, particularly aspen, cottonwood and willow, in search of the sugary syrup found within.
Lee Sorenson of Post Falls enjoys reading Ammi Midstokke’s adventures in the S-R Outdoors pages.
It reminds him of “the years of commutes, winters, and Mother Nature’s jokes” in the Spirit Lake and Blanchard Valley areas.
Cap raises money for woodpeckers
The Hitchcock Woods Foundation has added red-cockaded woodpecker baseball caps to its line of merchandise.
The hats can be purchased at Birds & Butterflies in downtown Aiken for $20 apiece.
The effort to reintroduce red-cockaded woodpeckers to Hitchcock Woods is showing signs of success.
Three babies have hatched this year, and on June 16, Mark Pavlosky Jr. of MPJ Wildlife Consulting banded the youngest, which was only seven days old.
Brace yourself. Get ready for a stiff shot of truth. I’m going to give it to you straight, no chaser.
The name of a bird will not tell you what it looks like.
“But wait,” you say, “Isn’t a red-winged blackbird a black bird with red wings?
As the sun rose above Hitchcock Woods early Thursday morning, Anne Kiser tugged on a cord, pulling a wire mesh screen off a hole about 20 feet above the ground in the trunk of a longleaf pine.
Nothing happened at first, but then a female red-cockaded woodpecker suddenly appeared, and she immediately flew away.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A snippet of film shot by an amateur ornithologist in 1956 is providing researchers and bird enthusiasts with a rare opportunity to observe the behavior of the imperial woodpecker, a giant resident of Mexico's Sierra Madre now presumed extinct.