For those of you following the Ivory-billed Woodpecker saga, a team of
biologists from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science leaves Saturday
for Arkansas to join the search for the near-mythical bird.
We'll be helping the Cornell Lab of Ornithology during a two-week search of
the White River National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Arkansas. We won't be
able to immediately report on what we find in those swamps. But you can
read a bit more about our trip at the blog for the VINS Conservation
Biology Department at http://www.vinsbird.blogspot.com/. The blog also has
the link to the Vermont Public Radio story about our trip.
By the way, if for some reason you don't care about Ivory-billed
Woodpeckers, the VINS CBD blog makes for great reading. You'll find
up-to-date reports from VINS biologists now working on Bobolinks in
Bolivia, for example, or Bicknell's Thrush and other birds in Hispanola.
When the VINS team returns from Arkansas, we hope to host some events
around the state to talk about our expedition, which, by the way, will
include a stop at Graceland for an Elvis sighting.
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