When California condors appear in works of fiction, individual birds are sometimes given their own names. In this post, I note some of these fictional names by quoting the names’ creators.
What were people thinking about the California condor at the end of the 20th century?
As one (very partial) answer to that question, I note 6 letters to the editor of the Los Angeles Times published 1995-1999.
Since 1934, the Los Angeles Audubon Society has been publishing a regular newsletter titled Western Tanager. In reviewing backissues for mentions of the California condor, I was struck by the number of mentions to the group’s fund for the condor.
In this post, I report some of what I learned about the organization’s fund-raising for the California condor from issues of Western Tanager dated 1939-1969.
This post is another in a series highlighting published letters to newspaper editors that concern or refer to the California condor. Here are excerpts from 8 more letters that appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
Searching newspapers for items about the California condor inevitably turns up mentions of the condor in newspapers’ television listings. Considered en masse, these listings tell part of the story of the human-condor relationship. Here are 19 listings from a handful of newspapers, including from Australia and the UK.
Last month, California condors made the national news in a bizarre and erroneous way. Here’s a brief report.
Many aircraft have been named after bird species. Here’s a look at some of the models and manufacturers named condor.