Six California Condors Fly to Mexico—By Plane!

Six California Condors Fly to Mexico—By Plane!

Every step of this move is carefully planned and executed to ensure the safest, smoothest possible trip for the birds.   read more

The Mockingbird Said What?!

The Mockingbird Said What?!

It turns out that at the very end of their version of the cactus wren’s song, mocking birds simply can’t help but blurt out a cloud of expletives!   read more

Condor Egg Loss

Condor Egg Loss

During incubation, we noticed that the embryo was slightly in the wrong position to hatch—a malposition. Some malpositions are lethal or need our help to hatch successfully.   read more

Giving the Mangrove Finch a Head-start to Recovery

Giving the Mangrove Finch a Head-start to Recovery

I arrived on the rugged and spectacular island of Santa Cruz, in the Galápagos islands, in the middle of January. This was my second trip to Galápagos within the space of three months.   read more

Getting To the Point (Ouch!)

Getting To the Point (Ouch!)

By comparing the habitat characteristics of areas with cactus wren nests to areas without, we are learning what cactus wrens prefer and what they avoid.   read more