California Condor flying over the Grand Canyon.
We saw an unusually high number of condors roosting here today, including one adult from the Big Sur flock.
One individual seen soaring over Machete Ridge along with around half a dozen Turkey Vultures.
Male #204, hatched in 1999
This is #470, "Fuego," an 8-year-old male.
Bio at: http://mycondor.org/condorprofiles/condor470.html
The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is a New World vulture, the largest North American land bird. This condor became extinct in the wild in 1987 (all remaining wild individuals were captured) but has been reintroduced to northern Arizona and southern Utah (including the Grand Canyon area and Zion National Park), coastal mountains of central and southern California, and northern Baja California. Although other fossil members are known, it is the only surviving member of the genus...