Adult condor in Pinnacles holding pen. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

News

Central Coast California condor update 2022

Three new hatchlings have joined the flock

Adult condor in Pinnacles holding pen. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

News

Six condor chicks spotted on Central Coast this year after population decline in 2020

But lead poisoning caused seven of this year’s nine condor deaths to date and is considered a top threat to the long endangered species.

Adult condor in Pinnacles holding pen. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Central Coast condors begin to nest

At least three eggs have been laid since mid-February.

Adult condor in Pinnacles holding pen. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Dolan Fire devastates Central Coast condor population

Pinnacles National Park and Ventana Wildlife Society say it’s ‘the single biggest loss of condors from a wildfire since releases began in California in 1992.’

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Pinnacles Condor Fund receives gift in memory of local reporter Kate Woods

As a long-time San Benito County resident, Woods was adamant about preserving and protecting the natural heritage of her home.

Pinnacles National Park  Photo by John Chadwell

Climbing Advisory in Effect at Pinnacles National Park

The annual measures are put in place to protect nesting raptors. Restrictions for climbing in Pinnacles National Park begin Jan. 16.

More mature Condor in Flight Photo by Gavin Emmonds, Courtesy of National Park Service

Two young condors added at Pinnacles

Two young condors, a male and a female, join others at Pinnacles National Park. A group of condors is collectively known as a "condo" or a "scarcity" of condors, according to WhatBird.com.

Paicines Ranch in Paicines, California

Business / Economy

Pinnacles Gateway Partners Meeting at Paicines Ranch

Invitation goes out for a Pinnacles Gateway Partners box dinner meeting at Paicines Ranch. It is an opportunity to learn about the Condor Recovery Program and enjoy a guided tour of Paicines Ranch.

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Nonprofits

Condor Fundraising Hikes at Pinnacles National Park

Condor Fundraising Birding Hikes

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Nonprofits

Youth take flight in condor recovery program

Students will have job shadowing opportunities through conservation program

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Government / Politics

Pinnacles National Park and Condors Endangered by Oil/Gas Development

Over one hundred years ago the Pinnacles was protected from resource developers

Condor Monitoring Assistant Training- March 15th

Help Monitor Condors! Long-term volunteers needed to commit to a minimum of 2 survey days per month. Become a Pinnacles National Park Condor Monitoring Assistant!

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Art & Culture

King Condors with Ranger Matt

King Condors with Ranger Matt

Condors make Pinnacles National Park home

Seven California condors are nesting at Pinnacles National Park