Condor Chick Development: 30 to 45 Days of Age

Condor Chick Development: 30 to 45 Days of Age

At approximately one month of age, our California condor chick should weigh around 4 pounds (2 kilograms). The parents, Sisquoc and Shatash, may start leaving the chick alone overnight, sleeping[…..]

Spot On!

Spot On!

It’s baby bird season! A lot of our collection birds are sitting on eggs, feeding tiny chicks, and teaching their young fledglings how to make that final leap and learn[…..]

Humpback Whale Recovery Mission

Humpback Whale Recovery Mission

The Wildlife Disease Laboratories of the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research and the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) have had a long-time working relationship. So when Scott[…..]

Condor Chick Development: Ages 1 Week to 1 Month

Condor Chick Development: Ages 1 Week to 1 Month

At approximately two to three weeks of age, the real fun of condor chick-viewing begins! The chick is getting bigger, weighing between 17 and 42 ounces (500 and 1200 grams),[…..]

Gather the Goslings Before the Gale!

Gather the Goslings Before the Gale!

On a cold and foggy winter morning, a group of Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) staff stood alongside biologist Kathleen Misajon and ecologist Darcy Hu, from the National Park Service.[…..]