During a visit to the California condor sanctuary we observed a couple California condors flying close overhead.
Ventana, her mate 340, and Tiny were perched on the rocks.
This juvenile was a natural wild born juvenile that had not been tagged or banded.
saw 5-6 California condors on a ridge 1/2 mile north of the entrance to Julia Pfeiffer Burns state park. they took off and one of them landed on a tree adjacent to where I was standing.
Photographed in the Grand Canyon
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...