Condors with Blue Tags

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Condors with blue wing tags are older birds that hatched between 2003-2005. The blue signifies that they are "300" birds. For example, a blue tag with a 10 on it is actually condor 310.
Condor 317 in flight
Condor 317 in flight.

Tim Huntington -


Hatched: 5/26/2003 at the San Diego Zoo
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2004
Previous Mates: VWS condor 318 (deceased 2012); VWS condor 171; condor 564 (deceased 2020)
Offspring: VWS condor 787 (deceased 2017), condor 1021
Fun Fact: In 2010, laid the first condor egg seen in Pinnacles since 1898; unfortunately the nest failed. She has been given two foster eggs from zoos to raise over the years, but unfortunately both chicks had to be evacuated from the nest and taken back to the zoo. One was condor 550, who was evacuated from the nest due to lead poisoning and was later released from captivity. The other was condor 595, who is now an ambassador condor at the LA Zoo known as Dolly. She somehow broke her wing while in the nest and couldn't be released. 317 also successfully raised a foster chick (787) with a female partner (171) in 2015. Condor 1021 is her first blood-related offspring.
A condor with blue wing tags flies above the camera.
Condor 340 flying.

Mike Baird


Hatched: 5/9/04 at the Oregon Zoo
Name: Kun-Wac-Shun, meaning "Thunder and Lightning"- named by Chief Nelson Wallulutum of the Wasco tribe
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2005
Previous Mate: VWS condor 444 (deceased 2014)
Current Mate: VWS condor 236
Offspring: Condors 828, 912, and 1027 (currently untagged)
Fun Fact: One of the most dominant condors in the flock; raised the first condor chick (828) to fledge from a nest in Pinnacles in over 100 years

Last updated: April 18, 2021

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