Profiles of the Pinnacles Condors

Close up of the faces of two condors.
A mother condor and her son getting close.

NPS/Gavin Emmons


Instead of names, every California condor is identified by a “studbook” number, assigned on their hatch date. A studbook is a breeding registry that helps managers document and keep track of pedigree and individual birds. The lower the studbook number, the older the bird is. Each bird is visually identified by a vinyl ID tag on one or both wings. The color of the tag correlates with the age of the condor.

While visiting Pinnacles, you may see condors managed by the park (those are the profiles listed on this page) as well as condors managed by our partners in Big Sur, Ventana Wildlife Society. To learn more about the condors managed by them, you can visit Ventana Wildlife Society's condor profile page. For more information on interpreting each tag visit


Last updated: July 9, 2019

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