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.


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.


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