In September of 2006, a biologist will announce the discovery of multiple pairs of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers in Florida. Scientists working completely independently have now reported multiple sightings at three sites separated by hundreds of miles. The picture is starting to become clear. The species is extremely difficult to observe, but it is likely that small but interconnected populations are scattered about its range. This hypothesis is consistent with the pattern of reports over the years and with the low probability of survival for small and isolated populations.The "contributor's" IP address was 220.127.116.11--a lot of 128.160 IP addresses are listed here, and those sites seem to be related to this one.
A previous Fishcrow/Wikipedia post is here.