Of all the species of birds living on Earth, one species 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 122 posts on this blog. There are many 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) reference 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

16 January 2018