With the last chick to fledge we have paused to take a short reprieve from what has been 11 months of intensively monitoring nesting condors. This was just in time for the holidays and to start all over again as pairs have already been observed in courtship behaviors at feeding and roost sites. Volunteer observers helped comprise the first line of defense against nest failure.
Option 1: Wednesday, February 6th (6PM)
Option 2: Saturday, February 9th (10AM)
Location: Ventura FWS Office: 2493 Portola Road, Suite A Ventura
The Santa Barbara Zoo, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will be training nest monitors for the 2008 season as part of the California Condor Recovery Program. The 2007 season was the first year of our Nest Guarding Program, and we are proud to report that 100 percent of the chicks fledged! This is an unprecedented accomplishment and we invite you to join us as we undertake our second season of nest guarding. The training will cover topics including: