Dick Smith is a major figure in the history of the relationship between California condors and humans. Among his contributions are some excellent drawings, 8 of which are presented here.
Sports Illustrated magazine has published several articles featuring or mentioning the California condor. In this post, I note and present photographs from a substantial article that appeared nearly 60 years ago.
In previous posts I have shown some comical illustrations of the California condor. In this post I present 6 more caricatures from a variety of sources.
A regular feature of Audubon Magazine, the predecessor to the magazine now called simply Audubon, was a column written by the National Audubon Society’s president. Between 1946 and 1966, 9 of these columns concerned, at least in part, the California condor. This post offers an overview.
For many years, the Los Angeles Times carried Jim Murray’s exuberant column on sports. The California condor was mentioned in at least of these 10 columns during the 1960s-1980s. This post offers an overview.
The headline “Rare Condor’s Fall from the Sky Remains a Puzzle” appears in the Fresno Bee newspaper for 26 May 1965. The article explains:
The condor’s mysterious death was witnessed Sunday by G. B. (Jerry) Coigny … He said it was making low circles about 50 feet high when it stopped flying and plummeted to the ground.
Here’s the story, as told in a government report and other publications.
For this post I present 10 photographs of California condors published over the last quarter century in a diverse array of magazines. By chance, this group of photos includes several of young, immature condors.