Follow the latest updates from VWS Biologists who lead the on-the-ground efforts to return the endangered California Condor to the wild.
Central Coast California Condor Count= 80+ free-flying
November 24, 2015
Princess Takes Flight!
Princess after her first flight
Condor 799, aka,Princess, finally fledged! Last week VWS Biologists noticed a significant change in her radio signal strength, which was always much weaker when she was inside the confines redwood nest. She was also not in view on the nest cam for a couple days. On Thursday 11/18 we confirmed she was indeed out of the nest. She was seen close to the ground below the nest with both parents in trees nearby. We're hoping she finds her way in to the trees and away from the dangers of ground predators like coyotes and bobcats. We will keep you posted!