Condor – Toolbox

Meet Supervisory Biologist, Joseph Brandt, from Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, and discover the amazing California Condor success story and the latest technology that is used to track this huge and unmistakable endangered bird.

California condors require large areas of remote country for foraging, roosting, and nesting. Condors roost on large trees or snags, or on isolated rocky outcrops and cliffs. Nests are located in shallow caves and rock crevices on cliffs where there is minimal disturbance. Foraging habitat includes open grasslands and oak savanna foothills that support populations of large mammals such as deer and cattle. Condors are known to fly 150 miles a day in search of food.

An endangered California condor chick has successfully fledged from a cliff-side nest near the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in Ventura County, California.  Read more….

Facebook Live Episode

Date recorded: 2020-07-23

Speaker: Brett Billings, Host, USFWS; Joseph Brandt, Condor Expert, USFWS; Molly Astell, Condor Expert, USFWS

Description: Learn all about these giant birds from the American West that were nearly extinct not so long ago.

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