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Ivorybill HuntersSearch for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness$
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Geoffrey E. Hill

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195323467

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.001.0001

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A Most Improbable Discovery

A Most Improbable Discovery

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Ivorybill Hunters

Geoffrey E. Hill

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces the three explorers who first went searching for ivorybills in the Florida Panhandle. Tyler Hicks was a young field technician with great birding skills. Brian Rolek was another technician, less skilled as a birder but very enthusiastic about seeing new places and new birds. The author, Geoff Hill, was a professor at Auburn University. They set off on a weekend kayak trip on the Pea River in South Alabama. On a whim, they moved to the Choctawhatchee River on the second day and encountered an Ivory-billed Woodpecker.

Keywords:   Pea River, Choctawhatchee River, cypress swamp, Florida panhandle, Auburn University

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