Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sad Condor News


Here's the sad news about the condors and the Big Sur fires:

Two condors, a six year old and a three year old, are now presumed dead and haven't been seen since the fire.  We had picked up radio signals for one of these birds after the fire but now believe these were not actually from the radio transmitter on the bird and likely from some interference on the same channel.  We are at least fortunate that all biologists and captive condors were safely evacuated before the fire burned the sanctuary.  It is also extraordinary that the wild chicks and their parents have done so well.  For more details, go to

I want to thank all of you who have made a donation to the Condor Emergency Fund already.  Together, we will rebuild the Condor Sanctuary so that we can restore the California Condor to the wild and enable this wonderful species to be removed from the endangered species list.

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Debra Shearwater
Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
PO Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024

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