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Science Pub: California Condor – Recovering a Local Icon

At Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega Street

April 10, 2023 / 6:30 PM–8:00 PM

The California Condor is a worldwide symbol of wildlife conservation. A binational recovery partnership including key local players rescued the species from the brink of extinction, with a low of just 22 individuals in the 1980s. There are now over 550, with more than half flying free in parts of California, Arizona, Utah, and Baja California, Mexico. Yet challenges to species recovery remain. Join Santa Barbara Zoo Director of Conservation & Science Estelle Sandhaus, Ph.D., to learn more about this magnificent species that shares your backyard. Dr. Sandhaus will explain what you can do to help condors thrive, as well as some surprising new insights on pair bonding and parental care.

Join our fun and friendly conversation and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature in this ongoing series of free science talks held on the second Monday of every month. No tickets or reservations required, but be sure to get to Dargan’s (18 E. Ortega St. in downtown Santa Barbara) early to secure a seat and order your favorite food and drink.

For more information, contact Jenna Hamilton-Rolle at 805-682-4711 ext. 172 or