There are about 10,000 species of birds currently found on Earth. One species that has drawn a disproportionate share of humans’ attention is the California condor.
I grew up near the Sespe Condor Sanctuary, a protected habitat area within California’s Los Padres National Forest, and developed an early interest in the California condor. Even though I now live on the opposite side of the USA, I am more interested than ever in this exceptional and endangered species.
In the process of researching the history of California condors and humans, I am finding pieces of the condor-human story that do not fit into my planned research products. I am also collecting various kinds of cultural artifacts associated with the condor. And I am spending time pondering the condor-human relationship – past, present, and future. The purpose of this blog is to present the miscellanea, as well as some preliminary pieces of my research. Along the way, I hope to acknowledge and celebrate the work of those who are part of the saga of California condors and humans.
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Brian S. Pedersen
12 December 2015