Join Ventana Wildlife Society biologists and featured guests for a monthly one-hour Zoom chat on everything condors. Hear the latest news on condor nesting, releases, and population recovery. Get your questions answered live.
Thursday September 30 - 4:00PM (Pacific Time)
Join Ventana Wildlife Society’s Condor team on Thursday September 30 at 4 pm (PST). Condor Joe and the crew will talk about the new cohort of female's we received, Iniko update, and we will announce the female scientist names you choose for four of the condors.
August Condor Zoom-Chat
After an update on the condor flock and the news regarding Eva becoming a vital part of the breeding program at the LA Zoo, we heard from Chris West and Tiana Claussen-Williams with the Yurok Condor Restoration Program about their progress and timing in receiving their first cohort of condors. Recorded August 26, 2021.
July Condor Zoom-Chat
After an update on the condor flock and the latest losses, Dr Herman from the Oakland Zoo shared their collaborative support for the condor recovery program. Recorded July 29, 2021.
June Condor Zoom-Chat
Mike Stake, Darren Gross, and Kelly Sorenson sit down to discuss the most critical issue facing condor recovery: lead poisoning from ingestion of spent lead ammunition. Recorded June 24, 2021.
May Condor Zoom-Chat
Condor Joe and guest Joseph Brandt from the US Fish and Wildlife told stories of the early days of finding and climbing into condor nests in the Ventana Wilderness . Joe gave an update on the current pairs and eggs laid so far this year, an update on Iniko and Eva at the LA Zoo, updates and a new map highlighting the San Simeon Nine's flights, and more. Recorded May 27, 2021.
April Condor Zoom-Chat
Condor Joe along with staff and guest Alacia Welch from the Pinnales National Park gave an update on Redwood Queen and Phoenix's egg, and the rest of the mating pairs and eggs laid so far this year in central California, an update on Iniko and Eva at the LA Zoo, updates on the San Simeon Nine's flights, and more. Recorded April 29, 2021.
March Condor Zoom-Chat
Darren gave a condor flock update before we heard great stories from Pete Bloom, who was instrumental in bringing the wild condor population of 22 into captivity, in the 1980's. Recorded March 25, 2021.
February Condor Zoom-Chat
Condor Joe gave an update on the mating pairs and eggs laid so far this year, an update on Iniko and Eva at the LA Zoo, updates on how the weather has been affecting our work, the San Simeon Nine's whereabouts, and more. Recorded February 25, 2021.
January Condor Zoom-Chat
Condor Joe gave an update on the potential mating pairs this spring, including Redwood Queen's new interest, an update on how Iniko and Eva are doing at the LA Zoo, shared the sad news of Scabbers, Condor 901, updated on how the rains are affecting the flock and the rebuild project, and heard from the crew about how the San Simeon Nine are doing. Recorded January 28, 2021.
December 2020 Condor Zoom-Chat
Condor Joe gave an update on Iniko and 1033 (Eva) after a recap of the Dec condor release and stories by the field crew monitoring the San Simeon Nine. Joe also gave a sneak peek at what pairs are mating and may have potential nests in the spring.
Recorded December 17, 2020
November 2020 Condor Zoom-Chat
Condor Joe gave an update on Iniko and 1033 after a wonderful presentation by Linda Yamane of Native American Condor Art.
Recorded November 19, 2020
October 2020 Condor Zoom-Chat
Condor Joe gave a detailed account of Iniko's rescue and gender reveal! Formerly missing condors now presumed dead.
Recorded October 29, 2020
September 2020 Condor Zoom-Chat
Condor Joe gave a detailed update on the Dolan Fire and how it impacted Iniko and the other condors. Joe and the crew stayed on and answering more questions. Recorded September 24, 2020
August 2020 Condor Zoom-Chat
Condor Joe and Mike Stake cover the latest fire update and provide and overview of Vultures of the World.
Recorded August 27, 2020.
July 2020 Condor Zoom-Chat
Condor Joe and the condor crew give an update on Baby Iniko.
Recorded July 30, 2020.
June 2020 Condor Zoom-Chat
Condor Joe reveals the condor baby's new name.
Recorded June 25, 2020
May 2020 Condor Zoom-Chat
After an update by Condor Joe, guest photographer, Tim Huntington, talks about how he shoots such magnificent condor photos.
Recorded May 28, 2020
April 2020 Condor Zoom-Chat
Baby Condor Just Hatched in Big Sur! Learn where the condors in central California roam and best locations to try to view them.
Recorded April 28, 2020
Condor Release Archive
12/12 CONDOR RELEASE via Zoom
Condor Joe gave a detailed play by play as the remaining five condors were released in San Simeon.
Recorded December 12, 2020
11/19 CONDOR RELEASE via Zoom
Condor Joe gave a detailed play by play as two of four condors fledged in San Simeon. View the rest of the cohort still in the release pen. Recorded November 19, 2020