In 1981, the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society held a conference concerning the California condor. A transcript was published the next year. However, this document is not currently in a library (at least a library that is part of the WorldCat network).
As I have an original copy of the conference proceedings, here are some details about the conference and excerpts from the presentations and discussions.
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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.
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In 1988 and 1995, the National Audubon Society’s conservation stamps included paintings of California condors by the artist Michael Warren. The detailed habitat elements are a notable feature of these paintings.
For this post, I show 3 cachets, or first-day covers, that each include a conservation stamp and a larger version of the image by Warren that appears on the stamp.
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Last month I described articles about the California condor from European magazines. In this post I consider articles from magazines published in Africa.
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The shirt maker Lacoste, known for its alligator logo, is offering limited numbers of shirts with the logos of endangered species, including the California condor. Part of the profits will be donated to IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
In this post I note Lacoste’s project and show photos of some “condor” shirts from my closet.
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Interest in the California condor has long extended beyond the borders of the USA. In this post I consider 4 magazine articles that were published in Europe during the 20th century.
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The official state bird of California is the California quail, a fine representative for the state. The California quail was chosen, in the late 1920s, by a state-wide, albeit, unofficial vote. Among the top candidates for state bird was the California condor. Here’s the story.
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