Currently, there are about 160 California condors flying free in Central and Southern California, nearly 80 in Arizona and Utah, and more than 30 in Baja, Mexico.
How many Andean condors are left in the world?
Globally, the species is classified as Near Threatened, but its plummeting population in Argentina qualifies it as Threatened on a national scale. It is estimated that there are only 6,700 Andean condors left in the world, of which about 2,500 are in Argentina.
How many California condors left 2018?
There have even been several wild-born condors within the Grand Canyon. Though there are still roughly 100 condors in captivity, more than 100 condors are wild within the southwest and Baja California. The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources put together this video about the return of the California Condor to Utah.
How many California condors were there in the world in 1984?
Conservation of the California Condor. The California Condor is on the verge of extinction. There were three individuals, all males, known to be living free in late 1986. That was a drop from fifteen wild birds (including five breeding pairs) known to have been present in 1984.
How many California condors are in captivity?
Numbers rose through captive breeding and, beginning in 1991, condors were reintroduced into the wild. Since then, its population has grown, but the California condor remains one of the world’s rarest bird species: as of 2017 there are 463 California condors living wild or in captivity.
How do I identify a California condor?
California condors and turkey vultures have a few key differences besides their size. If you see a bird in flight, look for the lighter area on the underside of the wings to help determine the species. Juvenile condors have patches of mottled white along the leading edges of their wings.
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