From eastern Texas the remnants of a once-magnificent forest, nurtured by moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, extend a thousand miles to the Atlantic shore and as far north as Chesapeake Bay. This unique woodland gave birth to two woodpeckers, one large--the ivory-billed woodpecker, which has not been sighted in over ten years and which is almost surely extinct--and the other small--the red-cockaded woodpecker, which may yet be saved.
About the Author
For over fifteen years the ornithologist Robert W. McFarlane has been involved—as researcher, expert witness, negotiator, and advocate—in the struggle to save the red-cockaded woodpecker. In this book he explains what is at stake.