Condors with Black Tags

Condors with black wing tags are "500" birds. This means that if you see a black tag with a 50 on it, that's condor 550.
An adult condor with a black wing tag perches in a flight pen.
Condor 550 perched.

Mike Baird


Hatched: 3/24/2010 in Pinnacles National Park
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2011
Current Mate: VWS condor 652
Offspring: VWS condors 1030 (deceased 2020), 1095, and 1230 (deceased 2023, pre-fledge)
Fun Fact: Hatched in a nest in Pinnacles to foster parents condor 317 and VWS condor 318 (deceased 2012); she had to be evacuated from the nest due to lead poisoning, and was later released from captivity after treatment. Even though she spent her younger years at Pinnacles, as an adult she spends a majority of her time over on the Big Sur Coast with her mate 652.

An adult condor in flight, taken from above.
Condor 589 in flight.

Tim Huntington -


Hatched: 6/13/10 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2011
Mate: VWS condor 569
Offspring: condors 878 (deceased 2020), 996, 1078, 1145, and 1215
Fun Fact: Spends most of his time in Pinnacles, and can frequently be seen getting affectionate with his mate 569. They have successfully raised offspring in the park for three years in a row (1078 in 2021, 1145 in 2022, and 1215 in 2023)! This is very unusual; condors typically nest every other year. They are a superstar couple!

Last updated: March 2, 2024

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