Condor Update - 2013-07 (July)

Condor Enthusiasts,


Here you may download the updated condor tag chart & tables. Condor Chart 07-10-2013 (320 kb PDF)

In addition to this:

413, male, Tag 13, hatched in 2006, released in 2010; found dead and intact on 19 June; cause of death TBD

592, female, Tag L2, hatched in 2011, released in 2012; found dead and scavenged on 29 June; cause of death TBD

553, male, Tag 5, hatched in 2010, released in 2012; recovered scavenged and desiccated, Unknown cause of death.

133, female, Tag 33, hatched in 1996, released in 1996; cause of death was from blunt force trauma to the back resulting in fractures of the ribs and spinal column.

210, female, Tag 10, hatched in 1999, released in 2000; cause of death was from acute lead poisoning. Liver lead level were in excess of 4000 ug/dl. 10 lead fragments were discovered in her digestive tract and gut contents revealed deer as part of the last meal ingested.

274, 371, 393, and 581, were all removed from the population since they have missing for quite some time and are assumed dead with unknown cause of death.


Breeding status update:

Trio of 193/243 and 241, East Kaibab, Grand Canyon National Park - estimated lay date of 16 February 2013 - FAILED- egg found broken 17 February 2013, "likely" raven predation

266 and 296, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument - estimated lay date of 18 Feb 2013 - FAILED - failed on 18 May 2013, no signs of eggshell or chick upon investigation

234 and 280, Grand Canyon (Battleship Cave) - estimated lay date of 4 March 2013, - CHICK (SB 719) - estimated hatch 30 Apr 13 - Confirmed visual of chick 30 May 2013

122 and 316, Grand Canyon National Park - estimated lay date of 6 March 2013, STILL ACTIVE - estimated hatch date of 2 May 13, remains active but no confirmation of chick as of yet.

Trio of 273M03, 302F03, and 354F04, Grand Canyon National Park - estimated lay date of 10 March 2013, CHICK (SB???) - estimated hatch date of 6 May 2013 - Confirmed visual of chick 30 Jun 2013.

158 and 346, Kaibab National Forest- estimated lay date of 25 March 2013, CHICK (SB 720) parents - estimated hatch date of 21 May 13- Confirmed visual of chick on 3 June 2013.

Trio of 193/243 and 241, East Kaibab, Grand Canyon National Park - estimated recycle lay date of 4 April 2013, FAILED - new location, failed to hatch.

Current population numbers from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, as of May 31, 2013
World Total: 435
  • Wild Population: 237
  • California Population: 134
  • Baja California, Mexico Population: 30
  • Arizona/Utah Population: 73
  • Captive Population (including birds temporarily in captivity): 198
Jancie Stroud-Settles
Wildlife Biologist
Division of Science and Resource Management
Grand Canyon National Park

Last updated: February 7, 2017