Tradition/ContinuityBe sure to stop by the San Diego Audubon office gallery beginning October 28 for for an exhibit of Japanese brush paintings featuring Master Teacher and Painter Takashi Ijichi and his 10-Year Students. Sumi-e is a Zen form of Japanese painting using ink, brushes, rice paper, and color to capture the spirit of a subject, not an exact likeness. Subjects are painted from nature seasonally. The 10-Year Students are certified by Takashi to teach sumi-e, carrying on the traditions of this ancient and beautiful art form.
Follow the Condors
May 7-14, 2014
Spend a week with San Diego Audubon as we learn about and hopefully see in the wild the magnificent and highly endangered California Condor. Approximately 200 birds survive in the wild and another 200 in captive breeding programs.The trip begins with an introductory seminar on the California Condor and recovery efforts spearheaded by the San Diego Zoo's Global Wildlife Conservancy.
Then we travel by motor coach and van to San Pedro Martir, Baja California, to a condor release site where we hope to see North America's largest bird, with a wingspan of 10 feet. The trip continues through Sedona Red Rocks for hiking to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where we hope to see free-flying condors soaring over the canyon. There will be additional birding and stops at Native American cliff dwellings on the return to Phoenix. The trip concludes in Phoenix with a flight home.
DetailsThe tour is operated by Andiamo Travel. The cost is $2,050 per person, double occupancy and includes all ground transportation, food, lodging, condor lectures, guides, and a donation to the Global Wildlife Conservancy condor recovery program. Airfare and tips to guides and drivers are not included.