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story.lead_photo.caption As the trail of the ivory-billed woodpecker has grown colder, demand has waned for the special ivory-billed license plate, shown here soon after its 2005 debut. - Photo by Stephen B. Thornton

A research and tourism frenzy sparked by reports that one of the rarest birds in North America — the ivory-billed woodpecker — had been rediscovered has all but evaporated a half-dozen years after the initial sighting.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 04/23/2010

Print Headline: Few flock anymore to spy ivory-billed

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  • HawgFan
    April 23, 2010 at 8:23 a.m.

    "there aren’t recoverable populations in the places we have systematically searched" because the stupid bird is extinct! There are no more ivory-billed woodpeckers left and the bird on the grainy video they show over and over is not one! Quit wasting time and money looking for this dumb thing.

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