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Bay Nature magazineOctober-December 2016

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People Keep Condors Flying in the Pinnacles

October 31, 2016 by Alison Hawkes

Volunteers track the condor recovery in the Pinnacles

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A Condor Recovery, Fueled By Volunteers, Needs More Help

August 26, 2015 by Elizabeth Rogers

Through their numbers are on the right track, the condor population isn’t self-sustaining. Condors in the wild still face significant threats from lead poisoning and micro trash, and require constant monitoring -- most of it by volunteers.

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In condor country comes a California oil boom

July 18, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

California could be on the verge of a major oil boom centered a stone's throw from the Bay Area. What does that mean for the landscape and the wildlife that call that place home?


Ventana Wildlife Society

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A leader in efforts to restore bird populations, especially raptors and condors, the Ventana Wildlife Society has been central to efforts to release California condors back into the wild.

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Pining for the Pinnacles

October 01, 2010 by Paul McHugh

Volcanic drama, bat caves, diverse wildlife, roadless vistas: Pinnacles National Monument is definitely worth the trip. Where else can you see half a volcano, an endangered condor, and a record number of bee species in one day?

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The Pinnacles’ First Condor Nest in 100 Years

March 19, 2010 by Aaron Freifeld

For the first time in a century, condors are nesting in Pinnacles National Monument, a park of towering cliffs in the Gavilan Mountains east of Monterey Bay. The discovery is thrilling news for park biologists, who have coordinated a condor reestablishment program here since 2003.

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Trial by Fire for Condors

October 01, 2009 by Dan Rademacher

In June 2008, when the Basin Fire burned through the Big Sur coast, California condors, and the biologists who monitor them, faced wildlfire for the first time in living memory. After a heroic rescue of juvenile birds, the scientists and the flock came out well. Now they face more insidious threats: lead shot in carcasses and deadly trash along roadways.

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Wildfire in California

October 01, 2008 by Aleta George

On the first day of summer, a thunderstorm crackled across much of California. Eight thousand lightning strikes ignited over 2,000 ...

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Rebuilding for California Condors

July 23, 2008 by Laura Hautala

The Ventana Wildlife Society, which leads California condor restoration efforts, is looking for public support after Big Sur's massive wildfire wiped out its rearing and release facility.

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