Latest Cache River National Wildlife Refuge Stories

2008-07-27 09:00:23

By Meredith Byers, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jul. 27--MONROE -- North America's first international wildlife refuge has expanded with the inclusion of Plum Creek, 126 acres in Monroe County. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, U.S. Reps.

2006-04-10 19:17:32

Wildlife biologists are searching one of the nation's most primitive swamps for the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was believed extinct since 1944 until one was reported in an Arkansas swamp last year.

2005-12-18 20:05:23

Each morning, Sara Barker wakes before dawn, covers herself with camouflage and makes sure she has her compass before heading into the eastern Arkansas swamps. Her quest: the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker.

2005-12-13 16:40:00

By Deborah Zabarenko BAYOU de VIEW, Arkansas (Reuters) - Among ancient cypress and tupelo trees, bird experts and wildlife officials searched high and low on Tuesday for the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker, peering first into big messy holes in the ground and up at towering limbs.

2005-12-13 09:25:00

A hunting lodge with antler chandeliers and stuffed ducks on the walls seems a strange place to celebrate the comeback of the ivory-billed woodpecker, but wildlife officials are doing exactly that.

2005-08-02 10:07:57

Audio recordings of the ivory-billed woodpecker's distinctive double-rap have convinced doubting researchers that the large bird once thought extinct is still living in an east Arkansas swamp.

2005-07-21 17:40:27

An expert on the ivory-billed woodpecker is questioning evidence that purportedly shows the rare bird, once thought to be extinct, in the swamps of southeast Arkansas.

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