The Ivory-billed Woodpecker
by John A Ruthven

The Ivory-billed Woodpeckerby John A Ruthven

Not until this outstanding siting of one male living woodpecker was there anything like this event in the natural world. Being associated with such a project is something that I will never forget.

Creating the painting after being asked to be on the recovery team was very rewarding. I was invited to Washington D.C. for a formal unveiling with the Secretary of the Interior, Gail Norton.

A limited edition signed and numbered giclee` print has been produced, and is available through John A. Ruthven and Wildlife Interntionale, Inc. by calling 800-892-3586 or

John has also traveled to the Florida panhandle numerous times where the Ivory-billed Woodpecker has been seen. His search continues in hopes of seeing "Elvis" and taking a photo.

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