As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Endangered condor may have hatched in Zion National Park

JUNE 1, 2019
There's likely a new baby condor at Zion National Park in southwest Utah.
Park rangers said Thursday that they suspect a pair of endangered California condors has hatched their first egg because of behavior changes between the birds.
They estimate the chick to be about 3 weeks old.
If the chick survives, it would be Utah's first successful hatchling. Zion spokeswoman Aly Baltrus says three chicks have been born at the park but have died before they were old enough to fly.
National Park Service records show the condors were the only breeding pair in Zion as of last year. Park rangers estimate they've been together for two years.
California condors are making a comeback in the wild three decades after nearing the brink of extinction.

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