Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-262) and index.
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.
& Ldquo;Everyone who is interested in the ivory-billed woodpecker will want to read this book and 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. and rdquo;. and 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 and rsquo;s Istudent when he saw his first ivory-billed woodpecker, one of America and rsquo;s rarest birds, in a remot.