Ivory Billed Woodpecker
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The Ivory-billed Woodpecker is a striking black, white and red bird found in the dense, hardwood forests of Southern USA and Cuba. The largest woodpecker in the USA, it is sometimes referred to as the "Holy Grail bird" (because of its rarity and elusiveness) and the "Good God bird". Their population declined steeply as a result of hunting and habitat destruction, and sightings ceased for many years, leading some to declare it extinct. But there is mounting evidence that suggests it remains alive, that somewhere deep in the coniferous forests, flashes of red, white and black still dart playfully through the trees! And we like those odds.
BirdLife International is among the many organizations that believe the Ivory-billed Woodpecker could be alive, and their program Preventing Extinction is solely devoted to the location and protection of critically endangered birds like this one. 30% of the proceeds from this Metalbird go directly to BirdLife's Preventing Extinctions program, so they can do their selfless and valuable work.
Our Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is:
- 11.8 inches high by 7.9 inches wide (includes measurement of the branch/spike)
- Easily installed with the tap of a hammer (pre-drill hard wood)
- Crafted in 3mm Corten® 'weathering' Steel to form a beautiful patina that changes with the seasons
- 30% of the proceeds from this Metalbird go directly to BirdLife's Preventing Extinctions program
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Our birds are designed with 1/8-inch CorTen steel to form a protective patina that deepens and strengthens with the seasons. This patina will deepen in shade over the years until it reaches a deep brown/charcoal black hue.
This self-sealing aspect of CorTen steel provides a quality guarantee of up to 100 years, ensuring that our product lasts a lifetime and remains completely corrosion resistent.
What might initially resemble generic rust is simply the air and water-tight patina forming over a six month period, so don’t panic! Your Metalbird is doing exactly what it’s been designed to do, and this patina will protect the steel from any further damage and disintegration.
CorTen steel does not require any treatments, oils or chemical additives and is therefore extremely environmentally friendly.
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Express FedEx: $10.95 Or FREE over $150
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THE CRITICALS COLLECTION
Our Criticals Collection is a range of 5 extremely endangered birds, thoughtfully designed and personalised by our amazing artists. Not every one of these five bird species has an organisation looking out for it, so the best way to help is to donate to places that have the largest impact. We want the funds to do the maximum amount of good, for the largest range of endangered birds, and we’re confident Preventing Extinctions can pull that off.
As some of these birds have chillingly small populations of between 80-250 worldwide, our Criticals Collection will release only 300 of each bird, making them rare and unique objects. With 30% of all profits going directly to ‘Preventing Extinctions’, we would love you to be a part of this, because believe it or not, birds are very close to our hearts.
How does BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions programme make an impact?
This year, BirdLife celebrates their 100th anniversary. A century on, BirdLife is a global voice for nature. They work with 117 partners around the globe, with a legacy of protecting the natural world. You can be part of that legacy.
Our planet is in the midst its sixth mass extinction event, with climate change, habitat destruction and other human activities devastating the diversity of life on the planet. But while the crisis is undeniably urgent, there’s also hope. Humans may create huge challenges – but with enough support, dedication and resources, we can also reverse them.
There are some particularly shining examples in the bird world. Their flagship report, State of the World’s Birds, finds that 25 bird species have been rescued from the Critically Endangered category since 2000 thanks to conservation action. And that’s not counting the 21-32 bird species that would have vanished altogether without intervention.
Many of these recoveries were made possible with the help of BirdLife’s Preventing Extinction Programme. Underpinned by their science, they work by pairing ‘species champions’ – individuals or organisations that provide funding – with ‘species guardians’ – often BirdLife Partners – who can make the action happen on the ground. To date, the programme has benefited at least 483 threatened bird species.
MADE WITH PREMIUM 1/8 INCH CORTEN STEEL
Over the years we’ve tried everything in our quest to find the perfect Metalbird material and believe Corten Steel is it. Corten Steel or ‘Weathering Steel’ is used in high-end exterior architecture, for good reason. Exposed to the elements, within weeks it develops a patina that seals the steel and preserves it for decades. It also leaves a beautiful even coloring that will get darker over the years.
THE ORIGINAL METALBIRD
When we started this company in 2009, it was one man’s art project that swiftly took on a life of its own (you could even say it had wings.) As Metalbird expanded in size and scope, our ambitions and values grew alongside it. We were always committed to sustainable practices, to bird conservation and supporting local economies, but as we grew larger, these ideas became a driving force for us. It was no longer just about making beautiful metal birds, it was about building a better world to put them in.