Birds Are Wildlife

The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Is Officially Extinct

Seventy years stuck in the denial stage of grief

female red-bellied woodpecker
female red-bellied woodpecker

The Fish and Wildlife Service has called the game. The Ivory-billed Woodpecker is extinct.

Well, my friends, the referee’s whistle has been a long time coming. The slow-rolling deliberate killing of this bird in the…