Some Ivory-billed Woodpecker sighting location in
Bayou Deview during 2004-2005 search season.
Sighting mention below are indicated on this map
Over the next year I had an additional 5 sightings. The very next day, February 28th , I saw an Ivory bill flying southwest, about a half mile south of the first sighting of the previous day. My third sighting came on May 5th, the fourth on June 9th, and a 5th sighting came of September 4th. All three of these sighting were within 525 feet of each other. My 6th sighting occurred 3/4th of a mile north of Arkansas Hwy 17 on January 22, 2005. This sighting was special, for I saw two birds flying together. This was the first time that I knew there was more than one Ivory-bill in the Bayou Deview search area. Based on the number of sighting that were occurring on Bayou Deview during early 2004, I believed that at least one or more Ivory-bills were making feeding forays into Bayou Deview about once every two weeks.
My January 22nd sighting was the last time I positively identified Ivory-bills on Bayou Deview. The sighting Tim and I had on February 27th 2004 was four years after a major ice storm had hit the area. The ice storm was severe and created good feeding habitat for Ivory-bills. Perhaps that is why there were Ivory-bills in the area when Tim and I arrived in February 2004.
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