Untagged Condors

When condors hatch in the wild, biologists try to enter the nests and tag the young birds at about four months old. However, some nests are too dangerous or inaccessible to enter, so the chicks fledge (learn to fly) at about six months old with no wing tags. When that happens, biologists have to wait until the untagged condor comes to one of the trapping sites so it can get a wing tag and transmitter before getting released again.
Condor 1145 sunning her wings.
Condor 1145 sunning her wings.

NPS/Gavin Emmons


Hatched: 4/29/2022 from a wild nest in Pinnacles National Park
Sex: Female
Parents: Condors 589 and 569
Fun Fact:
She is the fourth offspring of super parents 589 and 569, and they raised her just one year after raising her older sister 1078 instead of the usual two years!

Condor 1175 flying.
Condor 1175 flying.

Robert Keiffer


Hatched: 5/27/2022
Sex: Unknown
Parents: Condors 800 and 747
Fun Fact: Was seen by biologists for the first time after it had already fledged the nest!


1215 (No current photo available)

Hatched: 5/7/2023
Sex: Unknown
Parents: Condors 589 and 569
Fun Fact: This nest marks the third year in a row that parents 589 and 569 have raised offspring - 1078 in 2021, 1145 in 2022, and now 1215 in 2023! This is very unusual for condors, which typically only have one offspring every two years!

Last updated: May 16, 2023

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