Counting Jaguars in the Amazon

Counting Jaguars in the Amazon

For three months these camera traps will be taking thousands of pictures of a wide variety of mammals and terrestrial birds, but we are particularly interested in the jaguar.   read more

Least Tern: Fishing Attempt

Least Tern: Fishing Attempt

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

Burrowing Owl: Who Are You?

Burrowing Owl: Who Are You?

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

Condor Chick Fostering: Name is Chosen!

Condor Chick Fostering: Name is Chosen!

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

Finding a Cure for Scratchy Throats

Finding a Cure for Scratchy Throats

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