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More About This Title California Condors
The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is thought to date from around 40,000 years ago and is the largest North American land bird. In 1982 there were just 22 remaining in the world, and in 1987 the last California Condor was removed from the wild to preserve the species. The birds were reintroduced to the wild in 1997. Pinnacles National Park in Central California, approximately 80 miles southeast of San Jose, is the only National Park Service unit serving as a release site for California Condors hatched in captivity. Still critically endangered, the Park population today stands at around 70 Condors. Visiting Pinnacles National Park, authors Shirlaine and Bob Baldwin were treated to a rare and magnificent display by several birds which they were able to capture in the glorious photographs featured in this book. Few people ever get to see the California Condor, and the incredible photographs in this book include condors in flight, at rest, dancing and generally showing off for the camera. You can preview the book at www.elmgrovepublishing.com
Shirlaine and Bob Baldwin grew up exploring nature with their families. Their great loves, after each other and their family, are the natural world and travel. There is little that they enjoy more than encounters with nature’s creatures in the wild.