It was a brilliantly sunny day; the surf built in glassy waves that crashed with a roar and all but drowned our attempts to call data back and forth across the colony as we surveyed the beaches at Naval Base Coronado, searching for the few remaining California least tern nests that still remain on the beach. read more
As time goes by, we have translocated many of our desert tortoises into the Mojave Desert. They used to live in pens of various sizes with wire fencing or cement walls encompassing their living areas. When the tortoises move out, and these pens become empty, it is not unusual for unexpected new “tenants” to move in. read more
The naming poll results are in: the name for the California condor chick featured on the San Diego Zoo Global’s Condor Cam is Su’nan, Chumash for “to continue to, to keep on”! She is now over 90 days old and is starting to get her big-bird feathers. read more
Do you have a tickle in your throat? I certainly hope it’s just the dry, dusty weather we have been having lately! But that tickle in your throat, the constant urge to cough and breath heavily, may be what some Gouldian finches experience on a daily basis. read more
Condors can soar for hundreds of miles across the land looking for food as well as thousands of feet high up into the clouds. I needed an accurate 3-D home-range estimator that would make the most of the incredible 3-D movement data I was getting from these GPS-tracked condors.