Bald Eagle Breeding in Full Swing on the Channel Islands

Ventura, CA — Webcam viewers are captivated this week watching two tiny bald eagle chicks that hatched 14 hours apart in a nest at Sauces Canyon on Santa Cruz Island. The eaglets may be joined by a third chick, with an egg expected to pip in the same nest today or Friday. There are 13 active bald eagle nests, with …

It Might Have Been the Wild Turkey?

What would the future have held for the Wild Turkey had it been selected our national bird?  You’ll never find an answer to that question, but Saturday, May 19, you can learn about and celebrate the return of Bald Eagles to the Channel Islands! Nesting pair and eaglets In 2002 efforts began to restore bald eagles to the northern Channel …

Canary in a Coal Mine

What do the canary in a coal mine and Earth Day have in common?  Read on! Natural areas, such as Channel Islands National Park, play an important role in indicating when critical changes are happening on the earth, our life support system. Like “the canary in the coal mine” alerting mine workers to poison gases in a shaft, natural areas …