Fw: [BIRDWG05] AZ: California Condor Update
- of interest to western Coloradians, si?----- Original Message -----From: Troy CormanTo: BIRDWG05@...Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 7:29 PMSubject: [BIRDWG05] AZ: California Condor UpdateFor those folks interested in AZ's CA Condors, I received a note that at least one pair on the Kaibab Plateau has already laid an egg. This is the earliest nesting attempt so far for this population. If successful, it is expected to hatch some time in mid-April. Unfortunately, four adult condors died of lead toxicity this winter. However condor lead reduction efforts continue in this region with the majority of contacted hunters supportive of the program. The Arizona/Utah wild population of condors currently stands at 57.
The annual condor public release will take place this Saturday, March 3, 2007. Cooperators from the condor program will be in attendance to update you on the condor program and answer your questions. Spotting scopes will be set up so you can view the condors as the release pen door is opened at 11:00 a.m. To join the condor release, take HWY 89A to the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument; turn north on BLM Road 1065 and drive approximately two miles to the condor viewing area. For more information, please contact Kathy Sullivan at 928-606-6366.