New Dimensions in Wildlife Research

New Dimensions in Wildlife Research

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.
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Condor Cam Chick Needs Name

Condor Cam Chick Needs Name

Viewers can go online at http://bit.ly/condorname to vote for one of five suggested names. In keeping with the tradition of the condor program, the names have been selected from the Kumeyaay language.   read more

Condor Chick Fostering: First Exam

Condor Chick Fostering: First Exam

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, our California condor chick received its first health exam. The goal was to obtain a blood sample for our labs, administer a vaccine for West Nile virus, inject a microchip for identification, and weigh the chick.   read more

Condor Chick Fostering: 30 to 45 Days

Condor Chick Fostering: 30 to 45 Days

At a little over 1 month of age, our California condor chick should weigh around 4.5 pounds (2 kilograms). The foster parents, Towich and Sulu, have started leaving the chick alone overnight, sleeping near the nest.   read more

Condor Chick Fostering: 1 Week to 1 Month

Condor Chick Fostering: 1 Week to 1 Month

At two to three weeks of age, the real fun of condor chick-viewing begins! Our Condor Cam chick is getting bigger, weighing between 17 and 42 ounces (500 and 1,200 grams), and can often be seen poking its head out from under a parent’s wings.   read more