California Condors Return to Bird Cams — Natural History Wanderings

from CornellLab of Ornithology After a yearlong hiatus, the California Condor cam is back streaming live from a small cave on a rock cliff in Ventura County, California. On April 10, condor pair #594 (female) and #374 (male) hatched a healthy chick. In this clip, Mom and Dad reinforce their bond by preening each other before tending to their 18-day-old […]

California Condors Return to Bird Cams — Natural History Wanderings

California Condors to Return to Pacific Northwest — Natural History Wanderings

Redwood National and State Parks (NPS) reports After 100 years, California condors will soon soar home in the Pacific Northwest. They were once common a sight in this area, revered by many Northwest tribes since time immemorial, yet they’ve been absent from this portion of their historic range for decades. With the help of our […]

California Condors to Return to Pacific Northwest — Natural History Wanderings

California Condors Get an Assist From an Unlikely Source: A Wind Power Company — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports Federal wildlife authorities in California are working with a wind energy company to breed the endangered birds in captivity to replace any that may be killed by turbine blades. Conservationists are skeptical. Read story at  California Condors Get an Assist From an Unlikely Source: A Wind Power Company – The New York Times

California Condors Get an Assist From an Unlikely Source: A Wind Power Company — Natural History Wanderings

Andean Condors Gain New Habitat Protection — Natural History Wanderings

Media Release from American Bird Conservancy Key Population of Andean Condors Protected by Land Purchase in Ecuador 1.8 Million Acres of Land Now Protected in Iconic Antisana Region (Washington, D.C., January 24, 2014) About half of Ecuador’s rare Andean Condors, among the world’s largest flying birds, will be better protected through a just-completed, 7,000-acre conservation […]

Andean Condors Gain New Habitat Protection — Natural History Wanderings

Andean condor can fly for 100 miles without flapping wings  — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian reports World’s largest soaring bird flaps wings only 1% of time in flight, study shows A study sheds light on just how efficiently the world’s largest soaring bird rides air currents to stay aloft for hours without flapping its wings. The Andean condor has a 3-metre (10ft) wingspan and weighs up to 15kg (33lbs), making […]

Andean condor can fly for 100 miles without flapping wings  — Natural History Wanderings

Andean Condors Gain New Habitat Protection — Natural History Wanderings

Media Release from American Bird Conservancy Key Population of Andean Condors Protected by Land Purchase in Ecuador 1.8 Million Acres of Land Now Protected in Iconic Antisana Region (Washington, D.C., January 24, 2014) About half of Ecuador’s rare Andean Condors, among the world’s largest flying birds, will be better protected through a just-completed, 7,000-acre conservation […]

Andean Condors Gain New Habitat Protection — Natural History Wanderings

Media Release from American Bird Conservancy Key Population of Andean Condors Protected by Land Purchase in Ecuador 1.8 Million Acres of Land Now Protected in Iconic Antisana Region (Washington, D.C., January 24, 2014) About half of Ecuador’s rare Andean Condors, among the world’s largest flying birds, will be better protected through a just-completed, 7,000-acre conservation […]

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