Reporting a Condor Sighting
How can I tell if the bird I saw is a condor?
Should I report a condor sighting?
All sighting of condors are useful information to the condor biologists, particularly if you see condors outside the Pinnacles boundary. Please include a date and time of sighting, detailed description of location, and any description of the condors you see (adult or juvenile, right wing tagged, left wing tagged, or both wings tagged, and the color/number on the tags). You can send an email or call (831)389-4486 ext. 276.
If you see a condor on your property, remember that although they are large, they pose no threat to humans, pets, or livestock. Please remember that state law may require switching to non-lead ammunition within condor range, as lead poisoning is the biggest threat to California condors in the wild.
Please feel free to contact us with questions about California condors by sending an email or calling (831)389-4486 ext. 276.
Did You Know?
The yellow star thistle is one of many invasive (non-native) plants threatening the ecosystems of Pinnacles. Many seeds are accidentally transported into the park on shoes and gear; you can do your part to prevent the spread of these pests by cleaning shoes, socks, and gear before visiting the park.