Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 21st, 2006
The ivory-billed woodpecker is still as elusive as Bigfoot, but interest in Arkansas’ most-sought resident continues to grow.
The Call of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Celebration is planned Feb. 23-25 in Brinkley in eastern Arkansas. It focuses on the rare bird, thought to have been extinct, that was sighted in the area in 2004. Reports of the bird’s re-emergence have stirred interest in the swampy, economically depressed Mississippi Delta area of Arkansas.
Festival activities include everything from Bird Watching 101 for people new to the hobby to nationally known speakers, tours, book signings and the sale of bird-oriented products.
Check out the festival website for registration information, schedule of activities and more.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.