FWS biologist Joseph Brandt gauges the health of a condor
Located 80 miles north of Los Angeles, CA, Bitter Creek National WIldlife Refuge was established to provide safe roosting and foraging habitat for use by California condors.
California Condors are now flying back and forth from Ventura Country and Bitter Creek NWR. The refuge is also used as a release site for California Condors. A large flight pen is housed at the refuge it is used to hold California Condors that are injured or getting ready to be released in to the wild. Photo by D.C. Carr/USFWS.