• Soaring in Circles: Two Road Trips to See California Condors, Thirty Years Apart

    13 days ago - By All About Birds

    The author's father, Bob Powell, took every opportunity to take his family on birding expeditions, like this one with his son Giles in Arizona, 1973. Photo courtesy Powell family.
    In late July of 1981, my father came home and asked me and my younger brother, Giles, if we wanted to go to California to look for condors. Be warned, he said: “It will be a knock-down, drag-out, no-holds-barred birding adventure with no concessions for kiddies.”
    We said yes.
    That Saturday morning, we got in our Chevy Suburban and my father drove 925 miles in one day to Mt. Pinos, California, one of the most...
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