Condor Chick Fostering: Close to Fledging

Condor Chick Fostering: Close to Fledging

On August 27, at 121 days of age, California condor chick Su’nan took her most recent step toward leaving the nest: she jumped up onto the barrier between her nest box and the adjoining roost area.   read more

Redefining Fatherhood for the Alala

Redefining Fatherhood for the Alala

History was made last year when a young female named Po Mahina became the first of her species to hatch and raise chicks in over 20 years, and she did it all on her own. Now, a year later, history is being made again!   read more

Mangrove Finches: Hand-rearing Chicks

Mangrove Finches: Hand-rearing Chicks

During our stay in the Galápagos, we experienced very little rain. But in reality, we were too busy to notice—we had many hungry mouths to feed.   read more

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