Ron Webb

Blogger Profile: Ron Webb

Ron is a senior condor keeper in the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Bird Department. He has worked at the Safari Park since 1996 and started at the California Condor Breeding Facility in 1998. Ron has helped raise over 100 condors, the majority of which have been released to the wild. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego, in 1992, with a bachelor of science in general biology.
The Condors Next Door

The Condors Next Door

But this year is different! Sisquoc and Shatash’s neighbors are still raising their chick, and we were able to shift the Condor Cam pen camera to peek in on them.   read more

Condor Moving Day

Condor Moving Day

Cuyamaca, the California condor chick who hatched and was raised by her parents Sisquoc and Shatash on the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Condor Cam, has officially flown the coop…in a manner of speaking.   read more

Condor Chick has Fledged!

Condor Chick has Fledged!

Now, you are able to view her out in her flight pen with her parents, father Sisquoc and mother Shatash, because Cuyamaca has taken the next exciting step in her development: She has fledged!   read more

Condor Chick: Nest Barrier

Condor Chick: Nest Barrier

On July 15, at 112 days of age, Cuyamaca took her most recent step toward leaving the nest: she jumped up onto the barrier between her nest box and the adjoining roost area. She quickly hopped back into her nest, but that’s okay.   read more

Condor Chick: Exercising those Wings

Condor Chick: Exercising those Wings

With her new, long wing feathers, California condor chick Cuyamaca is exercising her wings more often in the form of strong flapping. You will notice on Condor Cam that, as her wings gain more surface area, she is able to lift her body off of the nest floor.   read more