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

California Least Terns: Safety in Numbers

California Least Terns: Safety in Numbers

These colonial nesters make no secret of where they lay their eggs because, in contrast to the shy and independent snowy plovers, the least terns’ motto is safety in numbers.   read more

Not So Blue: Blue Mountain Koalas

Not So Blue: Blue Mountain Koalas

This past November I had the pleasure of heading off to Australia again to meet with colleagues studying koalas in the wild and to go see one of these new locations for our koala research, the Blue Mountains in NSW.   read more

Genetic Karyotyping Saves Zoo Dik Diks

Genetic Karyotyping Saves Zoo Dik Diks

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, many dik diks were imported into zoos in North America. They all looked similar, and exactly what locations these animals came from and if they were the same species or subspecies was not known.   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