Profiles of the Pinnacles Condors

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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. For information on interpreting each tag visit condorspotter.com. 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.

 
Condor 310.
Condor 310 on edge of nest.

NPS / Gavin Emmons

310

Hatched: 5/11/03 at the Los Angeles Zoo
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2004
Previous Mate: Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) Condor 219
Offspring: VWS condor 574 and Pinnacles condors
745 and 835
Fun Fact: Oldest Pinnacles condor

 
Condor 317 perched.
Condor 317 in Big Sur.

NPS / Rose Fielding

317

Hatched: 5/26/03 at the San Diego Wild Animal Park
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2004
Previous Mates: Condor 318 (deceased, lead poisoning); Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) condor 171
Offspring:
VWS condor 787 (deceased)
Fun Fact: In 2010, laid the first condor egg seen inside Pinnacles National Park since 1898; unfortunately the nest failed

 
Condor 330 perched.
Condor 330 perched.

NPS / Arianna Punzalan

330

Hatched: 4/19/04 at the San Diego Wild Animal Park
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2005
Mate: Ventana Wildlife Society condor 375
Offspring:
condors 800 and 877
Fun Fact:
Evaded capture for five and a half years- famously one of the most secretive and slealthy condors in central California

 
Condor 340 perched.
Condor 340 perched at Pinnacles.

NPS / Kris Vanesky

340

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: Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) condor 444 (deceased, lead poisoning)
Current Mate: VWS condor 236
Offspring:
Condors 828 and 912
Fun Fact:
One of the most dominant condors in the flock; raised the first condor chick (828) to fledge from Pinnacles in over 100 years

 
Condor 351 perched.
Condor 351 in Big Sur.

NPS / Rose Fielding

351

Hatched: 5/28/04 at the Los Angeles Zoo
Sex: Male
Release in Pinnacles: 2005
Previous Mate: condor 418
Fun Fact:
Spends most of his time on the coast, and has nested in redwood trees before

 
Condor 405 perched.
Condor 405 perched.

NPS / Rose Fielding

405

Hatched: 4/18/06 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2007
Previous Mate: Condor 525 (deceased, lead poisoning)
Fun Fact: Very exploratory, and spends a lot of time outside the park

 
Condor 418.
Condor 418 perched on the ground.

NPS / Alacia Welch

418

Hatched: 5/10/06 at the Los Angeles Zoo
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2006
Previous Mate: Condor 351
Fun Fact: Spends most of her time in Big Sur

 
Condor 431 with his egg.
Condor 431 with his egg in 2018.

NPS / Alacia Welch

431

Hatched: 4/12/07 at the Los Angeles Zoo
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2008
Previous Mate: Ventana Wildlife Society condor 375
Fun Fact:
In 2018, surprised biologists with a new nest; they are still trying to determine who his mate is

 
Condor 438 flying.
Condor 438 flying.

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438

Hatched: 4/21/07 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2008
Mate: Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) condor 199
Offspring:
VWS condor 789
Fun Fact:
Most frequently seen in Big Sur

 
Condor 448 flying.
Condor 448 flying.

NPS / Vladimir and Irina Kasho

448

Hatched: 5/8/07 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2008
Previous Mate: condor 460 (deceased)
Fun Fact: Frequently explores along the coast

 
Condor 463 perched.
Condor 463 perched on the ground.

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463

Hatched: 4/2/08 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2009
Previous Mate: Ventana Wildlife Society condor 583 (missing, presumed dead)
Fun Fact: One of the most commonly sighted condors in Pinnacles

 
Condor 543 flying.
Condor 543 in flight.

NPS / Vladimir and Irina Kasho

543

Hatched: 5/29/09 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2010
Mate: Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) condor 559
Offspring:
VWS condor 901
Fun Fact:
Surprised biologists with a fully fledged chick in December 2017 (condor 901)

 
Condor 547 flying.
Condor 547 flying.

NPS / Vladimir and Irina Kasho

547

Hatched: 6/5/09 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2010
Mate: Ventana Wildlife Society condor 477
Fun Fact:
Spends most of her time in Big Sur

 
Condor 550 perched.
Condor 550 on a perch.

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550

Hatched: 3/24/10 in Pinnacles National Park
Sex: Female
Released from Pinnacles: 2011
Fun Fact: Hatched in a nest in Pinnacles to foster parents condor 317 and 318 (deceased); she had to be evacuated from the nest due to lead poisoning, and was later released from captivity after treatment

 
Condor 564 in a tree.
Condor 564 perched in a tree.

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564

Hatched: 4/17/10 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2011
Fun Fact: One of the most exploratory condors in the flock; flew north of San Jose, down into southern California, up the Sierras next to Mt. Whitney, and back to central CA within a month's time

 
Condor 589 on a rock.
Condor 589 perched on a rock.

NPS / Gavin Emmons

589

Hatched: 6/13/10 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2011
Mate: Ventana Wildlife Society condor 569
Offspring:
condor 878
Fun Fact:
Spends most of his time in Pinnacles, and can frequently be seen getting affectionate with his mate 569

 
Condor 602 flying.
Condor 602 in flight.

NPS / Barbara Lutes

602

Hatched: 4/10/11 at the Los Angeles Zoo
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2013
Fun Fact: Dominant young male who is frequently seen in Pinnacles trying to find a mate

 
Condor 606.
Condor 606 on the ground.

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606

Hatched: 4/22/11 at the Los Angeles Zoo
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2013
Fun Fact: Spends a lot of time in and around Pinnacles, and has been trying hard to find a mate

 
Close-up of condor 626's face.
Close-up photo of condor 626.

Tim Huntington

626

Hatched: 5/30/11 at the Oregon Zoo
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2013
Fun Fact: Seems to spend more time on her own than the other condors in the flock

 
Close-up of condor 684.
Close-up photo of condor 684.

NPS / Alacia Welch

684

Hatched: 4/11/13 at the Oregon Zoo
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2015
Fun Fact: Has become very secretive since her release; currently has no working transmitters, and unfortunately hasn't been seen since January 2018

 
Condor 687 perched.
Condor 687 perched on Pinnacles rocks.

Peter Gallup

687

Hatched: 4/19/13 at the Oregon Zoo
Name: Stuqw (pronounced stoa'-qu), which is the Lower Cowlitz Salish noun for "thunder" or "thunderbird"
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2015
Fun Fact: Seems to be less dominant than other birds her age, and goes back and forth between Pinnacles and Big Sur frequently

 
Condor 688 perched.
Condor 688 perched in the flight pen.

NPS / Beth Hudick

688

Hatched: 4/22/13 at the Oregon Zoo
Name: Ksh'pali, which is the Upper Cowlitz Taidnapam dialect species name for condor
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2015
Fun Fact: Is becoming a more dominant male, and will likely try to breed in upcoming seasons

 
Condor 692 perched in the flight pen.
Condor 692 perched in the flight pen.

NPS / Rose Fielding

692

Hatched: 4/26/13 at the Oregon Zoo
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2015
Fun Fact: Has always been very affectionate with other condors in the flock, and seems to have an especially close friendship with 463 and Ventana Wildlife Society condor 726

 
Condor 700.
Condor 700 perched by a scale.

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700

Hatched: 5/3/13 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2015
Fun Fact: Seems to be a quieter and less dominant member of the flock

 
Condor 704 perched in the flight pen.
Condor 704 perched on a scale in the flight pen.

NPS / Danielle Powell

704

Hatched: 10/22/2013 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho and Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2015
Fun Fact: Goes back and forth between Pinnacles and Big Sur frequently

 
Condor 725 in flight.
Condor 725 in flight.

Peter Gallup

725

Hatched: 3/18/2014 at the Oregon Zoo
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2016
Fun Fact: Explores throughout San Benito county

 
Condor 728 perched on the ground.
Condor 728 perched on the ground.

NPS / Rose Fielding

728

Hatched: 3/20/2014 at the Oregon Zoo
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2015
Fun Fact: Spends most of her time out of the park in South San Benito County

 
Condor 744 perched.
Condor 744 perched.

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744

Hatched: 4/22/2014 at the Oregon Zoo
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2016
Fun Fact: Notorious for being wily and hard to handle during her yearly health checks

 
Condor 745 perched.
Condor 745 perched in the flight pen.

NPS / Joseph Belli

745

Hatched: 3/25/14 from a wild nest in Los Padres National Forest
Sex: Male
Parents: Condor 310 and Ventana Wildlife Society condor 219
Fun Fact:
Quickly made friends with the rest of the flock once he learned to fly and followed his parents to Pinnacles and Big Sur

 
Condor 785.
Condor 785.

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785

Hatched: 4/27/15 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Idaho
Sex: Male
Released in Pinnacles: 2017
Fun Fact: Spends a lot of time in both Pinnacles and Big Sur


 
Condor 795 perched.
Condor 795 laying down on a scale perch.

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795

Hatched: 5/9/15 at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho
Sex: Female
Released in Pinnacles: 2017
Fun Fact: After her release, immediately flew south of the park and didn’t return to Pinnacles for a few months; very independent and exploratory


 

Last updated: July 6, 2018

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