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Big Sur Condors
The California Condor is North America's largest
and most endangered land bird. The Ventana Wilderness Society
is engaged in an ongoing effort to re-introduce the condor to
this part of its historic range. Habitat loss due to development
and decades of shooting and poisoning finally resulted in the
complete extinction of condors throughout the majority of their
former range. An aggressive captive breeding program, combined
with controlled re-introduction at a remote field release site
has resulted in this magnificent bird making a strong comeback
in the Big Sur and Santa Lucia territory.
If you spot a condor, you can call the Ventana Wilderness Society
with the location and description of the sighting at 831-624-1202.
This non-profit conservation organization has also successfully
brought back the local peregrine falcon and bald eagle populations
after a long absence.