California Condor Nest Monitoring Training

Posted at 9:39 am January 25, 2008 by admin

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:

  • Note taking technique and observation protocol.
  • Ethogram and behavior identification.

Volunteers who are interested in becoming a California condor nest monitor are required to attend one of these trainings. 2007 monitors who wish to continue into the 2008 season are also required to attend one of these trainings.

More about the project:
In addition to completing training in our monitoring and data collection protocols, nest monitors will spend long hours in the field in inclement conditions and, depending on nest site location, may be required to hike and camp in the backcountry. Monitors will be required to use their own vehicle for travel to, from, and in the field. Volunteers are sought who can commit to regular observation days (minimum two/month) over the full breeding season of six to eight months.

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One Response to “California Condor Nest Monitoring Training”

  1. Jennifer Branch says:

    Hi, exelent post congratulations

    we’re a group of students from Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Palmira,
    that are so interested about conservation of Condor, and work hand to hand with another groups.

    you can contact as at

    [email protected]

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