The Partnership

The Big Woods Conservation Partnership was formed during 2004-5 when the search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Arkansas was known only to a small group of people. At the time of the announcement in April 2005, the partnership had acquired the website The information on that website is not updated often, but you can find a list of the partners involved in one way or another in the search and recovery effort.

IBWO links

The original Science journal article on the rediscovery

The Recovery Plan for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (4.7 MB PDF)

US Fish and Wildlife site for Big Woods Birding Opportunities

The Nature Conservancy's Ivory-bill site

Cornell's Ivory-bill site

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Ivory-bill info

ACONE camera by researchers at Texas A&M and Cal-Berkeley

Ivory-bill researchers forum at

Good IBWO website at

Florida search updates at Geoff Hill's website

Florida acoustics at Dan Mennill's website

Florida report at the Avian Conservation and Ecology website

Search reports from previous year IBWO searches (Cornell website)

"Save a Species" blog by Jackson Roe

Some IBWO sales and entertainment links

Stalking the Ghost Bird: The Elusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Louisiana by Michael Steinberg is available through the LSU Press

IBWO keychains at

An Ivory-bill Poem and cartoon by Michael James Godfrey

An Ivory-bill song by Margaret Middleton