Condor Update - 2016-04 (April)

Condor Enthusiasts-

You can download the updated condor chart and tables.

In addition:

VERMILION CLIFFS RELEASE PEN:

Condors 535, 613, 691, 761, 727

DEATHS:

1 new death to report: Male condor 272 died on 1/10/2016; cause of death is lead poisoning.

2015 BREEDING STATUS UPDATE:

All 4 of the 2015 nests likely failed. We are still holding out hope that the Tower of Ra (Grand Canyon National Park) chick 808 is still alive. Chick 808 is the offspring of 122 and 316. 122 was shot this past fall and over the past month 316 has not been showing behavior that indicates she is she is not attending the chick.

2016 BREEDING STATUS UPDATE:

  • Condors 337 and 409 are confirmed nesting near Bridge Mountain in Zion National Park. Nest has been located. Lay date is estimated to be February 28, 2016.
  • Condors 193 and 126/241 are confirmed nesting on the Vermilion Cliffs, in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. Lay date is estimated to be March 6, 2016.
  • Condors 266 and 296 are confirmed nesting on the Vermilion Cliffsin Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. Lay date is estimated to be March 18, 2016.
  • Condors 187 and 280 are likely nesting again on the Battleship formation, in Grand Canyon National Park. Nest location not confirmed yet. Lay date is estimated to be March 19, 2016.
  • Condors 123 and 297 are likely nesting on the Dana Butte formation, in Grand Canyon National Park. Nest location not confirmed yet. Lay date is estimated to be March 1, 2016.
  • Condors 423 and 521 are likely nesting on Newton Butte formation, in Grand Canyon National Park. Nest location not confirmed yet. Lay date is estimated to be March 16, 2016.
Current AZ/UT population: 78

Janice Stroud-Settles, Wildlife Biologist
Division of Science and Resource Management
Grand Canyon National Park

Last updated: February 7, 2017