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Condor Comeback Download ↠ 104 ↠ Sibert Medalist National Book Award Honoree and New York Times best selling author Sy Montgomery turns her formidable talents to the story of California condors and the scientists who have fought against their extinction in this installment in the award winning Scientists in the Field series   In April of 1987 theThe existence of the wild condor lead bullets In turns affectionate and frustrated hopeful and heartbreaking Montgomery’s powerful prose does justice to these ancient sociable and elegant creatures   Complete with world class full color photography and helpful sidebars that provide details such as the history of the bird’s fight back from extinction the dangers of lead poisoning and the relationship of condors to the Chumash nation  Condor Comeback is an inspiring story of groundbreaking science perseverance and cooperatio. I have been fascinated by condors ever since I heard about them as a child Good info and illustrations in the book It was kept at a level middle grade could understand without being condescending

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Sibert Medalist National Book Award Honoree and New York Times best selling author Sy Montgomery turns her formidable talents to the story of California condors and the scientists who have fought against their extinction in this installment in the award winning Scientists in the Field series   In April of 1987 the last wild California condor was captured and taken to live in captivity like the other twenty six remaining birds of its kind Many thought that the days were over of of this remarkable distinguished bird that had roamed. On the doorstep of extinctionI found this story about the Condor on the edge of extinction and the fight for its survival fascinating The data presented paints a revealing picture My problem I guess is with the book's presentation I just wanted grander pictures of Condors soaring and sweeping I wanted to feel the Condor To be fair I did have my awareness awakened by the evidence and the feelings expressedSuch as through Montgomery's prose Condors don’t just traverse heaven; they dwell there Wow That's a wonderful image provoking line to sit withParts were absolutely fascinating other areas detailing the research process were dryer and didn't hold my interest that well I suspect this would be of interest to those who want a hands on look at the methodology employed by conservationists to bring the Condor back from the edge of extinction I didn't know that once they were found in western skies from Canada to Mexico I also found out what the greatest threat to Condors has been That was a appallingI was not enad with the book's layout Although huge plus points include the index and that the print is a good size especially for younger readers The timeline detailing factors affecting the Condors' decline is excellent Supported by an extensive bibliography and useful websites do make this book a great research toolAll together this is an informative readable source for young people and adults about these giant birdsA Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book ARC via NetGalley

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Condor ComebackThe skies of North and Central American for thousands of years   Sy Montgomery employs her skill for on the ground reporting shrewd observation and stunning narrative prose to detail the efforts of scientists volunteers and everyday citizens to get California condors back in the wild In particular Montgomery profiles employees at the Santa Barbara Zoo who have worked tirelessly to raise abandoned chicks nurse sick birds back to health and conduct research that can support legislation to ban what is probably the largest threat to. This is about the study and conservation of the critically endangered California Condor The author and photographer follow the biologists both at the Santa Barbara Zoo and out in the field in Condor Country areas within Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge and Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge both in Southern California Every existing CC is numbered with a tag on their wing and all have telemetry and GPS satellite transmitters so they can be tracked and monitored The book begins describing the CC A very large bird 4 feet tall that has a large wingspan and can fly 55mph and up to 15000 feetIn 1982 there were only 22 left and by 1987 were officially extinct in the wild Now there are than 450 according to Wikipedia there are now 488 About 13 live in zoos and the rest live in the wild in California Arizona Utah and Mexico The numbers grow slowly because they don't become mature until about 6 or 7 years old and they only lay one egg at a time Condor recovery has attempted to increase breeding by removing the egg prompting the couple to produce another 2nd eggChapter 1 describes how an older Condor mentors a younger one and that they are very social and smart birds They are scavengers and not killers They have different personalities The biggest killer of the condors is lead poisoning from bullets in the carcasses they eat Microtrash can also injure and kill the babies Chapter 2 discusses the biologists sharing updates on the condors which are fledging which might be mating etc It mentions some interesting facts such as their feet are really black but are white because they are covered in their excrement and that they can shoot their vomit as a weapon against predators Chapter 3 discusses how the biologists conduct health checks on the condors which were lured into a flight pen There one by one they draw blood and check each bird and check if they need any transmitter changes They check the blood for lead levels It describes how a Condor is held Chapter 4 describes the biologists observing the condors in the wild at Bitter Creek Refuge They look at the known nests and look for find and observe a juvenile that recently fledged and look for and observe other condors Sy and the photographer accompanied Erin Arnold Santa Barbara zoo's Condor nest biologist and Dr Estelle Sandhaus Santa Barbara zoo's director of conservation science a condor expert who studied their nesting behaviors She also collects and interprets data about themChapter 5 describes Sy's visit to the environmental toxicology lab at UC Santa Cruz where scientist Myra Finklestein does research She analyzes blood samples and feathers from the condors to see if they have lead in them The blood shows a history of a few weeks and the feathers 3 months Then they can track where the birds have been Myra uses technologymachines to see if the samples are lead and to determine the source It's usually from bullets but occasionally is from paint or fishing tackle Her lab proved that lead from bullets was the leading cause of death of condors which led to California's law banning lead ammunition the only ban in the country as of writing this book Lead also kills other wildlife and is harmful to humans too especially kids and babies It's been found to effect the brain decreasing intelligence Since the law passed the number of condors treated went from 50 birds down to 7 The LA zoo does all the vet care of the condors They are treated by removing lead via surgery inducing vomiting or cleansing their blood of the toxins Mike Clark the zoo Condor expert explains how the rescue mission began by bringing the last 22 birds there and the San Diego zoo in 1987 Over the years they learned how best to raise the birds and release back to the wild They figured out that they need mentors or parents and need to be conditioned to stay off deadly power wirespoles They also monitor all the nests with cams and check on them freuently If a baby is ill it's brought in for treatment The zoo has a tamed Condor named Dolly that spends time in the office and can't fly because of an injured wingIn Chapter 6 Sy goes with Erin and a volunteer to look for nesting parents and a 2mo baby in Hopper Canyon They start at Hopper Ranch the Condor crews headuarters drive to Condor Ridge then hike to Snag Ridge observation point where they observe for 2 hours and while they hear the signal of the Condor dad unfortunately they see no condors Erin gives the history of the Condor family and some facts they have no voice box called a syrinx and don't sing like other birds they hiss and grunt Babies are fuzzy gray with an orange head and get feathers at 3 months old At 4 months old their head turns black until about age 5 6 when they mature and their head turns orange and pinkChapter 7 Describes condors and vultures in culture and history Most cultures revere the Condor such as native American tribes ancient Scythians Germanic Goths and Ancient Egyptians The Egyptians hieroglyph for mother is a vulture because they are such excellent mothers Some Native American cultures such as the Chumash say it has special powers and use it in their prayers and medicine Some cultures incorporate it into their funeral ceremonies offering the flesh of their dead to vultures so they can be taken up to heaven This is called a sky burial Interestingly the Jewish culture said they were an unclean abomination and Darwin hated them Also African poachers hate them because they alert game wardensThe 1st Saturday in September is Vulture Awareness DayChapter 8 Describes watching a nest cam live to monitor the babiesChapter 9 About educating children about the Condor Kids at Mountain Vista Elementary school in Fill CA learn about condors and other birds of prey and Clean up trash The book ends with a timeline update and information about what you can do to help and urls for websites and Condor camsI highly recommend this book for kids and adults I learned a lot There is a lot of information and wonderful photos These are uniue birds fortunately they have come back from extinction in the wild from 22 left to now almost 500 birds We now know the reasons for their demise is mainly lead poisoning and microtrash Hopefully states or even better a national ban on lead bullets and fishing gear is enacted asap