Central Coast California Condor Count= 80+ free-flying

August 01, 2015

Condors Thrive at Pt. Lobos

Condors #538 "Miracle" and #646 "Kodama" were sighted by Docents on Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 at Sea Lion Point in Pt. Lobos State Natural Reserve feeding on a dead sea lion. According to Docent, Dave Evans, the beach where they saw the condors was closed off recently to protect the sea lions that like to haul out there.
Condors released in Big Sur were first documented feeding on marine mammal carcasses in 1999 and have been thriving on the coast ever since. This is the first time they have been observed feeding in Pt. Lobos Reserve. Scavengers like condors are vital to the coastal ecosystem. They are nature’s cleaning crew.

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