Condors in the News

The big birds seem to be big news. Read on:

  1. NAAS September program is all about Condors:In 2014, Flagstaff wildlife photographer John “Verm” Sherman embarked on a quixotic but determined mission not just to photograph condors in the wild, but to photograph every individual condor in the Arizona/Utah population. Is Verm a delusional wingnut or an inspired sub-genius? Will he ever meet his White Whale, Condor #203? Join us and find out the answers to these questions plus a lot of cool facts about one of the rarest birds in the world. Flagstaff Tues. Sept. 24, 7:00 pm and Sedona Wed. Sept. 25 6:00 pm.



2.  23rd Annual Condor Release will take place at the Vermilion Cliffs on September 28th and you are invited!

This year has proven exciting for California Condors in Arizona and Utah with the milestone hatching of the 1,000th condor at Zion National Park, but the excitement is far from over as the 23rd annual public condor release is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28. The public is invited to join the recovery effort by witnessing first-hand a spectacular release into the wild of several captive-bred young condors on National Public Lands Day.

Up to four California Condors will be released by The Peregrine Fund atop the spectacular ledges of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona at 11 a.m. (MST) Sept. 28. The public is welcome to observe the release from a viewing area where spotting scopes provided by partners and Swarovski Optik will be set up, and project personnel will be available to answer questions. Learn More