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Condor at Pinnacles National Park takes his first flight

Now learning to survive in the wild.

On Sept. 3, Condor 912 fledged from his nest in Pinnacles National Park. The young bird hatched March 30 and is one of only three condors to have fledged in the park in the last 100 years.

Condor biologists will be monitoring his movements as he joins his parents, 236 and 340, to search for food and learn the skills necessary to survive in the wild. This process will occur over the next six months, after which time he will become an independent member of the Pinnacles/Ventana Wildlife Society flock soaring high above the San Benito/Monterey landscape.

According to US Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2017 population report, there were 290 condors living in the wild. Later this year, BenitoLink plans to report on findings from an upcoming, updated annual condor status report.



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Carmel de Bertaut (Carmeldb)

I have a BA in Natural Science, a minor in environmental studies and an AA in communications studies. I have worked as an ecologist and as a writer.

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