Our local pair, #168 and #208 are back in Big Creek but have found a different site to nest this year. Taken from the VWS’s field notes, they write the following. I encourage readers to check out their field notes site as it contains news about all the condors’ activities.
April: Ventana Wildlife Society’s field biologists and interns embarked on a nest search in a remote canyon. Like a treasure hunt, our crew followed signals and trail-blazed through fallen trees, brush piles and poison oak until we located #168 “Beak Boy” and #208’s “Solo’s” new nest up high in a burned out redwood tree. This couple has nested in a different place each time in their territory since and all of their nest cavities have been in redwood trees. It is encouraging to know there are so many large holes and broken out tops to support them.
I’ll post another update the next time I see the VWS crew checking on the chick.