Friday, March 17, 2006

Another Ornithologist Weighs in on the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Controversy

Tonight noted ornithologist Doug Stotz of the Field Museum of Natural History, who was one of the original "ringer" volunteer searchers in Arkansas, was on the radio on WGN-720 AM here in Chicago.

An astute listener (who is an excellent writer, quite witty, and, I might add, incredibly handsome) sent in a question asking Doug what he thought of Sibley's article, and asking him whether he thought the IBWO still existed.

The verdict? Doug is still a believer! Although he did qualify his answer by admitting that his good relationship with Fitz makes him a not totally unbiased source.

We don't just report the news here, we make it!!!


Anonymous said...

so what was a brilliant, witty and handsome single male doing sitting home with his radio and telephone on a Friday night- on St Patrick's Day, no less?

Birding is NOT a crime!!!! said...

Same reason I try to not go out on New Year's Eve -- it's amateur night.

If I wanted be harassed by a bunch of drunk Irishmen, I'd hang out near Terry O'Brien's house.