Pinnacles Condor Program
National Park Service
Pinnacles National Park has been a part of the California Condor Recovery Program since 2003. The park now manages 27 free-flying condors. Each bird is monitored carefully after its release to increase its chances of survival. Management by park biologists helps newly released condors choose safe roosting sites and avoid hazards such as power lines, buildings, roads or trails, and lead-contaminated food.
Information about Pinnacles Condors
View videos of condors recorded from our remote video system.
Updates on Condors
Milestones in the recovery program at Pinnacles since it began in 2003.
Where Can I See a Condor?
Current Population Statistics
Should I report a condor sighting?
Please view condors from a distance of at least 100 feet and never approach or try to feed them.
Additional Condor Links
Manages Big Sur release site and works with Pinnacles to maintain Central California flock
Manages Southern California Release Site
Arizona Release Site and Captive Breeding program in Idaho
San Francisco Bay Area National Parks Science and Learning page
Did You Know?
The night sky is vital to many plants and animals that call Pinnacles home and it holds many meanings for many cultures. An unpolluted night sky is especially valuable to humans wishing to experience natural darkness, shooting stars, or the Milky Way.