03 June 2005
Vol 308, Issue 5727

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COVER A male ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), sketched from life in the Singer Tract of northeastern Louisiana in 1935. Long suspected to be extinct in North America after the tract was logged in the early 1940s, this species has been rediscovered in the "Big Woods" region of Arkansas, about 300 km north of the tract. See page 1460. [Watercolor by George Miksch Sutton, courtesy of Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology]