About

There are about 10,000 species of birds on Earth. This blog is about one of those species, a species that has drawn a disproportionate share of humans’ attention: the California condor.

I grew up near the Sespe Condor Sanctuary, a protected habitat area within the Los Padres National Forest. My early fascination with the condor waned once I moved from California. But a few years ago I began renewing my interest in this exceptional and endangered species.

Because I live thousands of miles from any California condor, I cannot observe these birds directly. Instead, I am “observing” them indirectly. My focus is on published works and just about anything else that I can get my eyes on. The posts on this blog present some of my findings.

As of this writing, there are 145 posts on this blog. There are 100s of images. I add 4 new posts each month and have plans for many years worth of future posts. I invite readers to consider this blog a (growing) resource and commentary on the relationship between California condors and humans through time.

The name of this blog is explained in the post Why Pseudogryps?

If you have questions, comments, or identify errors in this blog, please Contact me.

Brian S. Pedersen
8 July 2018

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