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.
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
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
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