The Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) has had much press over the past few years over its possible rediscovery.
The jury might still be out for the world’s third largest woodpecker’s existence, but the Birdfreaks are still hopeful.
So, instead of a fact we will use a quote to finish out our 31 days:
President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907 on the Ivory-billed Woodpecker: â€œTheir brilliant white bills contrasted finely with the black of their general plumage. They were noisy but wary, and they seemed to me to set off the wildness of the swamp as much as any of the beasts of the chase.â€