“What started out as a way for biologists to monitor the health of endangered California condor chicks and the breeding success of the species has become an important tool for outreach about this incredibly rare bird,” said Joseph Brandt, a Service biologist.Initially observed courting in fall of 2014, Ventura County condor pair #111 and #509 hatched their first chick together in April.Hog Island Audubon Camp hosts six-day birding, ornithology, and natural history programs for adults, teens, and families during the camp season.To find out more about these fun and interesting programs, or to sign up, please click HERE.Condor #111 is a 21-year old female that has been a breeder since 2001, with four surviving offspring in the southern California flock.Male #509 is 6 years old and fledged from a wild nest near Hopper Mountain NWR.Rachel, our resident female Osprey, was named in honor of Rachel Carson, who brought attention to the impact of the pesticide DDT to wildlife.CLICK HERE to read Steve Kress's blog about Rachel Carson and the osprey named after her.
As a Dominican Young Adult Community, we are part of a movement of young people on a journey as disciples of Jesus Christ, seeking to nurture the faith, energy and generosity of young people so as to make a real difference in our society and world!
In parnership with explore.org, you can watch puffins, razorbills, terns, and ospreys find mates, build nests, socialize, and raise their chicks.
Watch the action 24/7 when the cams are in season in the Spring and Summer months.
→ The next Young Adult led liturgy will take place on Saturday 3rd December 2016 at .
We will be taking up a collection for the homeless, through the Simon Community - click the image below for more details. [Read More...]Dominican Children’s Choir sing on Sunday mornings at 11am Mass.