Some interesting followup links to my earlier story on bird-identification expert David Sibley’s problems with the claims for rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker:
- The Debate over the Ivory-billed Woodpecker – a short account by Sibley of how he came to his current disbelieving position. Actually pretty revealing, in my view. It makes his change of heart sound like an emotional reaction to his failure to see the bird himself during a trip to the southern woods.
- Ivory-billed questions and Pileated v. Ivory-billed: Sibley’s story. Another weblogger interested in the controversy.
- Goodbye, beautiful dream. Grrlscientist’s skeptical take on the Ivory-billed’s continued existence. See the comments, especially, for some really interesting discussion.
- Sibley’s science paper on ivory-billed woodpeckers. Bootstrap Analysis’s weblog entry, likewise skeptical.
- Laura’s bird info page: Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Umpteen links on the rediscovery.
- Ivory-billed Woodpecker information. Sibley’s own page on the woodpecker, including a link to his field guide addendum illustrating the bird.
- The Luneau video (largish QuickTime movie). Can’t enjoy the debate without watching the Zapruder film yourself.