Monday, December 5, 2005

Mr. Gordon Ghillie

Monday, December 5, 2005
If anyone headed to the Arkansas swamps can find the ivory-billed woodpecker, it is this man, Jeff Gordon, field editor for Bird Watcher's Digest, and associate director for the Delaware Nature Society. Jeff is a former field trip leader for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, and a well-rounded naturalist.

This is JG in his ghillie suit, meant to keep a searcher camouflaged in the field, because anecdotal evidence seems to indicate that the birds seen in AR are pretty wary creatures.

As an official part of the IBWP search team, Jeff is contractually prevented from sending reports from the field. But once he's back, I'm sure he'll have some stories to tell. And maybe even the images to PROVE once and for all, that the ivorybill still flies, hammers, and calls deep in the southern bayous.

Good luck Jeff!