Condor Success Story

I was lucky enough to see California Condors flying wild over the Grand Canyon. Their numbers dropped to 22 in the 1980s. Fortunately, some very dedicated people and agencies worked together to gather the remaining birds and establish a successful breeding program.

Condors sun to warm up and restore feather shape

Now there are about 387 birds in the world. About half live in the wild and about 70 of those are found in northern Arizona.

If you visit the Grand Canyon from May to September you might have a chance to see North America's largest flying land bird and one of the rarest birds.

You can learn more on this video at

http://youtu.be/0pGHffM2sAU

 

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