Big Woods Bird


An Ivory-bill Story
Written by Terri Roberts Luneau
Illustrated by Trevor Bennett
978-0-9768839-1-3 (cloth)
July 2005


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Terri Luneau is the wife of David Luneau, who first captured the Ivory-Bill woodpecker on videotape in April 2004. This beautifully illustrated children’s book tells the story of the woodpecker and its habitat in verse. Enter the magical but very real word of the Big Woods of eastern Arkansas and discover what it is like to roam the remote reaches of a swamp forest in search of the elusive woodpecker. Lesson plans are available for teachers at

Distributed for the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.