RE: [CALBIRDS] Request for "countable" California Condor record from Kings County
- When I researched the birds and birders from Stanislaus County I used the
For more information about the early contributors to the knowledge of birds
in Stanislaus County go to the following websites:
* Archival Field Notebooks Query Page -
* Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology -
* Berkeley Natural History Museum Archives -
* Searchable Ornithological Research Archive -
It looks like you tried SORA already, but maybe the others might help.
From: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 10:56 PM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Request for "countable" California Condor record from
I have taken to researching Kings County birds and am helping to document
and compile a checklist.
Starting with Cole and Hansen 2005 and Sterling's county lists I am at 197.
Missing is California Condor.
I have been researching the internet and have found many wonderful resources
but no Kings Co record, I have tried SORA, Kings Co historical sites,
historical photo sites, etc.
I do have
21 that has a nice range map, GPS satellite, of zoo hatched birds based out
of Pinnacles NM, 306, 307, 312, and 313 showing that most have entered Kings
I also have the following narrative from the NPS site
During the October 2004 release event, 307 delighted the crowd with her
graceful flight away from the release pen. She was hatched at the LA Zoo on
5/5/03. Equipped with a GPS transceiver, she continued to be one of the most
adventurous condors in the flock and was always expanding her range which
included San Benito, Monterey, Merced, Fresno, Kings and San Luis Obispo
Counties. She underwent multiple rounds of chelation and was released back
into the wild. Unfortunately, she was found dead of unknown causes in May of
But alas these are all Zoo birds. If anyone knows of a sighting of a
countable bird in Kings Co please contact me. I have made this request
locally without luck. Maybe one of you longtime birders will come up with
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