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Saturday, August 06, 2005

 

-- The Acoustic Evidence --

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The latest acoustic evidence (not yet available to the public) of Ivory-bill presence in AR. is creating it's own discordance, since it convinced critics to withdraw a planned skeptical article from publication, and establish their own belief in the presence of at least two birds. This will all likely be sorted out by the time of the AOU meeting at month's end, but for now:
1) Some are saying the recorded sounds are NOT necessarily in fact IBWOs; 2) others contend they are IBWO sounds, but not necessarily multiple birds. 3) Others believe clearly two separate birds are involved, and finally 4) some emphasize that the calls in question were recorded at the White River Refuge, SOUTH of the Cache River Refuge where the initial individual was spotted, implying the presence of at least THREE separate IBWOs for now. I'll opt for the latter conclusion, with likely more to come in time!
....In the words of Jerome Jackson (...and the writers of "The X Files"), "the truth is out there."
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