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Thursday, January 15, 2009

 

-- 4 Months Left and Counting --


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By April 30 of this year it will be 4 years since Cornell made their incredible announcement beginning this long, bumpy, winding journey. Essentially, there are about 4 months left to move the Ivory-bill agenda forward. If nothing is found in these 4 months more substantial than what is already on record in support of Ivory-bill persistence, then official searching, funding, and most interest will die a solemn death (independent searchers will carry on their efforts as money and time allows). More individual sightings, blurry video, and auditory recordings won't do (so proclaimeth from on-high the skeptically-inclined). An indisputable photo or carcass are needed (...where is Mason Spencer when we need him -- juuust joking); or at bare minimum, a prolonged sighting by multiple credible observers.

By April's end this blog will hit about 1000 posts for its lifetime... averaging (to my amazement) about 5 posts per week since inception, seeking to inform, entertain, and... yes, annoy, certain readers, and forever preaching "patience" for the strenuous task of documenting individual birds in difficult, expansive terrain. The final push is on now to attain the level of documentation that will satisfy all, and time is running short, for the searches, for patience, and... for the birds.

I'll be busy with a conference this weekend, and may not post the next few days ('til Sun. evening anyway?), so please, pleeease all you searchers, whatever you do, DON'T find the Ivory-bill this weekend, okay! ;-))
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Comments:
Just for the record a carcass won't do it. A carcass is a dead bird.
 
I have seen a few carcasses of dead dogs, cats, snakes, and other stuff on roads (not my ex-husband yet)...so I don't believe a carcass is a dead bird. Can't fool me!
 
Given the big bird that just made a landing in the Hudson earlier this evening, I'm not sure news of an authentic ivory-bill finding would make a blip on the news screen...

Enjoy your conference . . .

Concolor1
Salt Lake
 
"...By April's end this blog will hit about 1000 posts for its lifetime... averaging (to my amazement) about 5 posts per week since inception, seeking to inform, entertain, and... yes, annoy, certain readers, and forever preaching "patience" for the strenuous task of documenting individual birds in difficult, expansive terrain."

cyber... Many THANKS & sincere gratitude for your dedicated efforts!

ibwo hunter
 
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