Hi everyone, just wondering about the possible range of the presumed extinct Ivory Billed Woodpecker.
I saw a large woodpecker 3 days ago near my home in southeast Virginia. Biggest woodpecker I have every seen. It had white on its head and down it’s back and onto the lower part (kind of triangular shape) of its wings.
When I looked it up it said presumed extinct and it showed it’s range a little more south of Virginia.
A UPS truck came down the road as I was reaching for my phone to get a photo and scared it off I have quite a few game cameras that I am going to set up now and see if I can catch it on one of them. I was initially trying to get a photo to show my wife and kids how big it was and it was because of its size that I decided to look it up. Took me a while because I didn’t have any idea if a name for it so I had to look through photos and I was focused mainly on woodpeckers in and around my region. While taking a break from looking my son and I watched the wild times podcast and BOOM, it was about this huge woodpecker I saw.
I will update when I hopefully get it in a photo.
Any information on what is known about it’s possible range and specifics that I should look for when setting up the cameras would be great!