Condor Update - 2017-02 (February)

Condor Enthusiasts -

We have new population information from the annual 2016 population report put out by our partners at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Other information was updated in our January report.

2016 POPULATION SIZE:

Arizona /Utah wild population: 83
California wild population: 166
Baja, Mexico wild population: 34
------------TOTAL Wild Population: 276
Captive Population: 170
------------TOTAL World Population: 446
A line chart showing how the population of California condors has increased gradually between 2010 and 2016.

USFWS California Condor Recovery Program 2016 Annual Population Status Report.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS:

Number of nests in the wild: 20-22
Number of wild-fledged chicks: 8
Number of captive chicks: 31
Number of birds newly released into wild from captivity: 21
Number of mortalities in the free-flying population: 15
Total confirmed lead toxicosis mortalities between 1984-2016: 72

Miranda Terwilliger, Wildlife Biologist
Division of Science and Resource Management
Grand Canyon National Park

Last updated: April 20, 2017