I don't really believe the Ivory-Billed wood pecker still exists in the USA. I'm happy for you if you do, but I need more than the word of people who claim to have seen it. Especially if proving it still exists is their lifelong passion. I want some hard evidence, no bigfoot style fuzzy pictures and no verbal descriptions.
That's just me ... Mr. Skeptical.
Still, I hope I'm wrong and those who claim to have seen or heard it are correct.
In the meantime, I have my Pileateds around the place to remind me of their missing cousin and of the effects of losing old growth forests. This one was working hard on an oak I posted about a week or so ago. It had lost a massive branch and opened an inviting cavity in the trunk.