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Author Bales, Stephen Lyn.
Title Ghost birds : Jim Tanner and the quest for the ivory-billed woodpecker, 1935-1941 / Stephen Lyn Bales ; foreword by Nancy Tanner.
Imprint Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, [2010]
Edition First edition.

Subject Tanner, James T. (James Taylor)
Ornithologists -- United States -- Biography.
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography.
Ivory-billed woodpecker.
Description 1 online resource (x, 270 pages) : illustrations, map
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-262) and index.
Contents Foreword / Nancy Tanner -- "Someone needs to write a book ..." -- Sabbatical -- The journey begins -- The swampy South -- The ghost bird -- Hot sauce and bird city -- Days of wind and dust -- Has anyone seen a young ivory-bill? -- Westward ho -- Swansong -- On his own -- Back at singer -- A need to move on -- On the road again -- A second nesting season at singer -- On the road again, again -- From the Santee to the sunshine state -- Finding Sonny boy -- I go pogo -- The fellowship concludes -- At home in Tennessee -- Our lives changed forever -- Aftermath.
Summary & Ldquo;Everyone who is interested in the ivory-billed woodpecker will want to read this book & mdash;from scientists who wish to examine the data from all the places Tanner explored to the average person who just wants to read a compelling story. & rdquo;. & mdash;Tim Gallagher, author of The Grail Bird: The Rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. In 1935 naturalist James T. Tanner was a twenty-one-year-old graduate student when he saw his first ivory-billed woodpecker, one of America & rsquo;s Istudent when he saw his first ivory-billed woodpecker, one of America & rsquo;s rarest birds, in a remot.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781572337329 (electronic bk.)
157233732X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 699519526
Additional Format Print version: Bales, Stephen Lyn. Ghost birds. 1st ed. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2010 9781572337176 (DLC) 2010024333 (OCoLC)643762655