BirderBlog has posted about the ivory-billed woodpecker in Florida paper given at the AOU Conference. Check it out.
I'm not saying people should not search, I want them too. I need them to search. But I can't get excited anymore without photographic evidence of a bird. Do I think ivory-bills are out there--yes, but I'm tired of reading about maybes and articles full of photos of leafless trees in swamps and uknown scaling and strange cavities. It was a fun article the first few months but I really, really need to see the bird now in order to pay attention.
This doesn't mean that I'm not going to support searches, listen to a friend's search story, glance at blogs, blog about it myself, go on another search but I really need a photo.