A Day During Field Ecology Training

A Day During Field Ecology Training

The student awakens to the distant roaring calls of the red howler monkey. If he didn’t know better, he would think he was hearing the roar of some ancient ferocious beast. He stretches and collects his thoughts for the day. What wonders will await him today…and what deprivations might he endure?   read more

Vaquita: The Most Endangered Porpoise

Vaquita: The Most Endangered Porpoise

On the eastern side of the Baja peninsula in the northern Gulf of California (or Sea of Cortez) exists the most endangered marine mammal in the world. The vaquita marina Phocoena sinus, a type of porpoise, is inadvertently caught in nets intended for fish and shrimp…   read more

Peeling Back the Layers

Peeling Back the Layers

At home, there was usually an orange or two sitting on the dining room table and we’d watch the pattern of mold slowly change from fuzzy white to colorful green.   read more

Moving Day for Condor Su’nan

Moving Day for Condor Su’nan

But the most exciting piece of news is that our youngest chick and star of this year’s Condor Cam, Su’nan, has finally fledged! Su’nan left the nest and was able to fly up to the high perches in her pen on October 17 at the age of 172 days.   read more

Alala Chicks: Time to Move Out of Mom and Dad’s House!

Alala Chicks: Time to Move Out of Mom and Dad’s House!

Last year was momentous at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center in Hawaii. For the first time in over 20 years, alala (Hawaiian crows) successfully hatched and reared their own chicks in managed care, completely unassisted!   read more