Date: 3/27/21 6:23 pm From: Tom Merritt <birders.2341...> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] FOX NEWS: Endangered California bird to be reintroduced to skies for first time in nearly 100 years
Good News! The decision is likely based on Oregon banning lead ammunition in several Wildlife areas, including some in SW OR. So combined with the CA ban, the authorities were probably satisfied that there was a reasonable chance for the Condors to survive and thrive.
Lead is a disaster for the condors, since they scavenge large game and range over wide areas. Accordingly, getting rid of the lead ammunition is mandatory for condor recovery. Eventual reintroduction of the condor to the Columbia Gorge will be very dependent on whether widespread use of lead ammunition can be eliminated in the areas around the Gorge in Washington and Oregon. That will likely be difficult given the political proclivities of those areas.
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Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 16:59
To: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...>; Tweeters <tweeters...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] FOX NEWS: Endangered California bird to be reintroduced to skies for first time in nearly 100 years
This is great news!
I didn't realize until reading this that the geographic extent of the "Pacific Northwest" is considered by some to include a big part of northern California, particularly if you include the Cascadia bioregion in the definition.
Endangered California bird to be reintroduced to skies for first time in nearly 100 years
The majestic California condor is set to soar through Pacific Northwestern skies for the first time in nearly a century.