Brookstone School presents program on ivory-billed woodpecker

Geoff Hill, an ornithologist at Auburn University will present a program on his rediscovery of the 19-inch ivory-billed woodpecker on Monday, March 30 at Brookstone School.

Hill and his team rediscovered the bird, thought to be extinct, in the Florida panhandle about five years ago. Team members observed the bird on several occasions and recorded its voice and pecking sounds.

Hill was invited to speak at Brookstone by the school's ornithology teacher Sam Pate. The program will be in the Turner Center auditorium and will begin at 7:30 p.m., with book signings at 7 p.m.

The program is being sponsored by Brookstone School and the Columbus chapter of the National Audubon Society and is free and open to the public.