The Iconic California Condor

California CondorWorking with wildlife biologist Sayre Flannagan of the Ventana Wildlife Society, DSF recorded over a dozen California condors in Big Sur. The condor is the largest bird in North America whose rescue — from the brink of extinction — constitutes one of the great conservation success stories of any Endangered species in North America. The Ventana Wildlife Society does a fine job of helping to protect these birds, as well as educating the public, providing a strong platform for advocacy, and maintaining an ongoing biological study of the California condor. Today, the public can easily view this charismatic species from the roadside in Big Sur.

For more information:

> Ventana Wildlife Society website

> California Photos by Cathy Haglund

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