Welcome to our website. We hope that you will come to think of it as YOUR website. The Ivory-bill Connection will crowdsource the locating, documenting, and conservation of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.

This is about the connection between two species. One is critically endangered because of environmental factors. The other is a woodpecker with a big white bill. The threat of actual extinction of humans as a species is perhaps debatable. It is undeniable, however, that many of the essential traits that define our humanity—including reason, passion, and compassion—are withering in the current toxic and stupid-inducing cultural environment.

Through helping the Ivory-bill, we will find, develop, and create pathways among people, institutions, and academic disciplines that could help increase the positive elements of our humanity. Having read this far, you are undoubtedly aware of the important, life-affirming benefits that nature provides. “Doesn’t that just make you want to howl at the moon?” resonates with you. Imagine how much better off we would be as a culture if most of us experienced that on a regular basis. Let’s make that happen.

Thank you so much for reading this brief introduction. We are launching our website today. We will fill in the rest of the site in the near future, including more details about our plans. For now, we wanted to introduce ourselves to those who are interested in the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.

Also, in keeping with the name, we would like to start forming connections. If you are so inclined, please indicate your interest by emailing us, scout@ivory-billconnection.com. We will never share your information with others. We are very excited about building this platform and hope that you will join us in this unique and important adventure.

August 24, 2019

Save the Ivory-bill; save the best in ourselves!