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Condors at Bitter Creek NWR

Condors at Bitter Creek NWR

$10 DONATION (OR MORE) SUGGESTED, SIGN-UP REQUIRED, LIMIT 20

Joseph Brandt, California Condor biologist, will probably be leading this trip to view the reintroduction program of the California Condor. We should get good looks at California Condors, possibly Golden Eagles, and a number of other species, from Cerro Noroeste Rd. and possibly a hillside near the hacking pen. Joseph will give us an overview of the program, show us how radio telemetry and GPS tracking units are helping to save the bird, and talk about the future of the species in California and elsewhere. We will be west of Mt. Pinos, not too far from Maricopa. All new releases of condors into the wild SoCal population occur here, and all 43 condors in our wild local population visit this area. DIRECTIONS: Take Interstate 5 north to Frazier Park exit. At the stop sign make a left and go under I-5. MEET in the parking lot of the “Flying J” gas station at 8:30 a.m. Finish at 3 or 4:00 p.m.  Bring drinks, lunch, and FRS radio and a scope if you have them.  No fee, but $10 donations accepted to the Condor Survival Fund.
RESERVE your place by email to: (membership@laaudubon.org), or phone: (323) 876-0202. Provide your • cell phone #, • e-mail address, • whether you have a high clearance vehicle that can accommodate at least 4 people total (priority) or if you plan to ride with someone else at the meet location. Call or email LAAS in August, or check Sep. – Oct. Western Tanager, for trip date confirmation.