Erro Lehnert is a wildlife biologist from Michigan. She especially loves birds, but her passion for all wildlife has taken her all over the world. Erro got her master's degree in ornithology from the University of Central Oklahoma before she started with the California Condor Recovery Program in November of 2021. Erro has worked for various federal agencies as a biologist since 2009, and her travels have taken her to 13 states to work with birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles! But birds are her passion and working with Condors has been a dream job come true. Erro wants to protect the wild areas of the world and hopes that, through research and science, she can contribute to conservation practices for birds and all other wildlife. She hopes that by sharing enthusiasm for the natural world, those that she encounters will also find a love for nature and the world around them.
Heartbreak and Hope: A Biologist's Life with Condors The endangered California Condor population, once near the brink of extinction, has been on the recovery the past several decades due to innovative management techniques and the dedicated work by staff biologists and volunteers. Join Erro Lehnert for a glimpse into the life of a condor biologist: an overview of condor biology, the captive breeding and reintroduction program, radio and GPS tracking, wild nesting and fledgling success- and heartbreak. The future of the largest bird in North America faces many challenges, but thanks to the efforts of dedicated biologists, geneticists, and conservationists, there is hope for the future.