Monthly Program – October 2023
October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME FOR THIS PROGRAM – 7:00pm
OCTOBER MONTHLY PROGRAM
Friends of the California Condors Wild and Free
Presented by Debbie Parisi
California condors are a critically-endangered species. In the 1980s, there were as few as 22 birds remaining, but with breeding programs and government protections, the population has rebounded – growing to 561 as of December 2022. Condors live throughout the western United States and Baja, Mexico.
Debbie will review the history of the California condor and what led to its endangered status. She will also talk about the California Condor Recovery Program and how with its partners including the SB Zoo and USFWS, we are “Saving the California Condors.”
Debbie is a board member of the non-profit Friends of California Condors, Wild & Free. The organization supports the USFWS refuges that are home to the endangered California Condor. She has been a USFWS volunteer since 2008 working on the refuges as a CACO nest monitor and radio telemetry tracker in support of the California Condor Recovery program. She also completed the CA naturalist program and has a level 3 wildlife track and sign.
Masks will be required, and the in person group will be limited to a maximum of thirty to allow for social distancing purposes, so please RSVP to the Programs Coordinator to reserve a seat.
To attend this meeting, use this link (https://zoom.us/j/6155249106) at the meeting time.