California Condor

Posted by Sonal Karnik on October 28, 2022 at 10:07 am
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This is one of 4 California Condors I observed at the Navajo Bridge in Arizona.

California condors were reintroduced to the Glen Canyon area in 1996.

The recovery efforts to reestablish a wild population of condors and prevent extinction are time intensive and costly.

Continued threats to the condor include loss of habitat, power lines, poisoned carcasses, and lead exposure from eating carrion contaminated by lead bullets or shotgun pellets.

In 2008, for the first time since the re-introduction program began, more California condors were flying free in the wild than in captivity. Today there are nearly 500—more than half of them flying free in Arizona, Utah, California, and Baja Mexico.

All the condors are tagged & monitored closely. Such a majestic bird.