Taking a pulse
"I knew that the ivory-bill had been the Holy Grail of bird-watching for more than half a century, but I had no idea how deeply other people would respond to the news," he said. "Apparently when National Public Radio broke the story of the rediscovery on April 25, 2005, hundreds of people across the United States who were on their morning commute had to pull over to the side of the road -- they were crying and couldn't see well enough through their tears to drive.Are you one of those birders who reacted emotionally 17 months ago?
"I can feel that intensity and passion from the audiences wherever I travel, and it makes me very hopeful about the future."
Do you know someone who choked up at the news?
How do you feel and think about the IBWO search now?
Would you attend the IBWO festival in Brinkley, Ark., this winter?