One Step Closer To Fledging

One Step Closer To Fledging

As many Condor Cam viewers have experienced, the rearing process for a California condor can be long and slow. It makes sense, though, for a condor to develop so slowly.[…..]

Terns, Plovers, and People: Living in Harmony

Terns, Plovers, and People: Living in Harmony

As field biologists, we are lucky to have some of the most beautiful offices in the world. Every day, my coworkers and I get to enjoy long walks on the[…..]

Plover Hide and Seek

Plover Hide and Seek

Well it’s finally here, SUMMER! As a born-and-raised San Diegan, I know that one thing is for certain this time of year: the beaches become a popular place to visit[…..]

Condor Chick: Getting Big!

Condor Chick: Getting Big!

Antiki, our California condor chick featured on this year’s San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Condor Cam, is now over 100 days old and starting to get her “big bird” feathers![…..]

Breeding Strategies: Secretive Plovers & Gregarious Terns

Breeding Strategies: Secretive Plovers & Gregarious Terns

Both least terns and snowy plovers are ground-nesting birds that nest on barren to sparsely vegetated beaches, but they employ quite different breeding strategies. Over the past couple of months,[…..]