Presenters: Rusty Scalf and Richard Neidhardt
The bird and the place are both national treasures. The California Condor is the largest bird in North America, recovering from near-extinction in the 1970s due to the pesticide DDT. Pinnacles National Park—a release and research site for these birds—is a 23 million-year-old rhyolitic volcanic formation, one of the oldest known anywhere. The geology of the place is truly fascinating. Join Rusty Scalf and Richard Neidhardt for a 90-minute discussion of both Condors and Rhyolite.
Richard Neidhardt is a condor tracker with extensive experience radio-tracking condors on the ground and in the air, at Pinnacles and far flung locations in the California Coast Ranges. Rusty Scalf is a longtime Golden Gate Audubon birding instructor and trip leader, who leads a field trip to Pinnacles each spring as part of Birdathon.
This event will take place online via Zoom and last approximately 90 minutes. Registrants will be sent a link and password to access the Zoom. The session will be recorded, and registrants will have access to the recording on the web for two weeks after the event, regardless of whether they attend the live presentation.