Tuesday, May 23rd, Program Meeting: California Condor Recovery with Susan Haig
Among the rarest and most imperiled birds in the world, the California Condor is the subject of our May program. Susan Haig, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and a professor of wildlife ecology at OSU, will share some of her deep knowledge on Condors.
Susan is the coauthor, with Jesse D’Elia, of California Condors in the Pacific Northwest, which covers the history, cultural significance, probable causes of regional extinction, and challenges to reintroduction of this iconic bird. Susan has also served on a six-member Blue Ribbon Panel, sponsored by the American Ornithologists’ Union and California Audubon, that evaluated the recovery program for California Condors. As a result of this two-year assignment, she launched a significant research effort to investigate the feasibility of reintroducing the birds to their former range in the Pacific Northwest. This could be very exciting!