Condor Comeback. Sy is at the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge to work with U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the Santa Barbara Zoo, and others doing health checks for Southern California’s condors. Here, handsome 10-year-old condor male 480 gets the spa treatment. Photo by the talented Tia Strombeck, whose work will illustrate Sy’s new Scientists in the Field book, Condor Comeback.
A Vulture for Supervisor. A youngster finds a good perch from which to watch biologists and volunteers conduct health and telemetry checks on 16 of his fellow condors at the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge. Sy got to help (and got pooped on twice– no small matter for America’s largest land bird). Thanks for sharing the photo, Estelle Sandhaus.