In 1953, the National Audubon Society published its Research Report No. 4. Titled The California Condor and written by Carl B. Koford, this book was the 1st detailed scientific study of Gymnogyps californianus.
This post is not about the contents of Koford’s report. Rather, I provide selections from published reviews of the report. These reviews make plain the significance of Koford’s research and provide a sense of how experts responded to Koford’s findings.
In between the reviews I show some photographs and diagrams from the report (note the shadows!).
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This post shows 10 artworks including the California condor. These range from simple drawings to wonderful paintings.
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Books for young audiences can be counted on to include excellent artwork. Here are 10 illustrations of the California condor from as many children’s books.
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This post notes 3 excellent works of fiction intended for older children. The California condor plays an essential – and different – role in each of these.
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This post offers a varied collection of color photographs of California condors.
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