Program: The Condor in Captivity–Breeding a Species on the Edge


Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

You don’t want to miss this college bound young woman’s presentation on her field experiences with the condor recovery program.

Date & Time

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Farrand Hall, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105



Presented by Teodelina Martelli

Join us for an evening with impressive high school senior Teodelina Martelli, when she will present on the conservation and management methods that rescued the California Condor from extinction, including the riveting history about how these methods were developed just in time. Teodelina will report on her experiences in the field and update us with news on the current state of the condor.


pgm-Condors-Captivity-head-shot.jpgTeodelina Martelli was one of the 2018 American Birding Association’s Young Birder of the Year. She was a scholarship recipient for the 2014 Western Field Ornithologists (WFO) conference, and in 2018 co-led, with Brad Schram, the WFO Conference’s field trip to Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge. She is also part of the 2018-19 class of the L.A. Phil’s Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program.

Teodelina Martelli spent the past two summers as a field intern and volunteer researcher with the California Condor Recovery Program. She is an aspiring ornithologist, composer, and artist. She has been fascinated with birds since the age of 3 and intends to pursue a lifelong career in ornithology, particularly focusing on the behavior, evolution, and courtship of birds.