There are over 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 (formerly known as the Californian vulture).

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 several 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, but I am also interested in just about anything that I can get my eyes (or ears) on. The posts on this blog present some of my findings.

As of this writing, there are over 280 posts on this blog and well over 1,000 different images, many of which are not found elsewhere on the web. I add 4 new posts each month and sometimes update previously-published posts with additional information. I invite readers to consider this blog a (growing) resource and commentary on the relationship between California condors and humans through time.

Please read my acknowledgments.

For more about the content and structure of this blog, see the details.

For why I created this blog, see my motivations.

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

If you have questions or comments about this blog, please make contact.

Brian S Pedersen
29 May 2021