Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

Almost Extinct

Background Info

The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is one of the worlds largest woodpeckers. It is approximately 20 inches long and has a wingspan of 30 inches. It is native to the Southern-Southeastern-East-Northeast-Northern-Northwestern parts of the United States of America, however, due to habitat destruction (and minor hunting) the birds numbers are so little it is now uncertain if any are still around.


This species is classified as: Critically Endangered / Possibly Extinct. The reason we don't know whether or not it is actually extinct today is due to the reports of people seeing them in the wild.


There is a species of Woodpecker called the Pileated Woodpecker that very closely resembles the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. This is why we are unaware if the reported sightings of Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers, is just a Pileated Woodpecker.

Conservationish Projects

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has made plans to act upon the saving of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker if needed. This is due to the fact that efforts by them have led to the discovery that Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers may be in the woods of Arkansas.
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