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Condors in Canyon Country: The Return of the California Condor to the Grand Canyon Region

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Ten thousand years ago, the California condor’s shadowraced across the rock faces of canyon walls throughout theSouthwest, but, over time, the majestic condor disappearedfrom this land—seemingly forever. Last seen in northernArizona in 1924, the California condor was on the brink ofextinction. In the early 1980s, scientists documented onlytwenty-two condors remaining in th ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 15th 2007 by Grand Canyon Association (first published 2007)
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Mike  Davis
This outstanding book tells the frustrating, persistent and hopefully optimistic attempts by the USFWS and the Peregrine Fund to avoid extinction of the California condor. It begins with the early history of the program, the difficult decisions that had and have to be made, and the continuing battle of wildlife biologists against the man-made obstacles that continue to threaten these magnificent scavengers. Although laced with a bit of scientific information, it is readily readable by anyone wit ...more
Sherri Anderson
Feb 19, 2014 Sherri Anderson rated it really liked it
This was a great way to learn how hard it is to save a species that was almost extinct. It makes you feel guilty when you read about all the different types of trash found in dead chicks digestion tracks. It was also fascinating as a biologist that tries to keep brown bears coming to close to humans reading about the antics of condors and the biologists that are trying to teach birds to stay away from humans. Good Book!!!
M
Wow! This book is amazing. Well written and incredibly informative. Can make anyone into a die-hard condor advocate. It documents the california condors incredible brush with extinction and the amazing conservation efforts to help prevent this amazing creature from a terrible fate. It made me want to help the condor, to educate the public to not use lead ammunition and not litter, as these simple things are killing condors.
Dominique
Oct 23, 2007 Dominique rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: raptors, non-fiction
This book discusses in detail the issues that have plagued the California Condor as the species struggles to return from the brink of extinction. This particular book deals with the condors released near the Grand Canyon and it was written by a woman who has studied the condors at the canyon. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
Cindy
Aug 16, 2008 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nature
This is actually a very interesting book. I didn't think I would like it, but it keeps you reading about the different birds, their personalities and migratory patterns.
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