EDITED FOR MORE DETAILS
In prep for our Lake Powell and North Rim roadtrip in a few weeks I have been reading up on the area in several "Off the Beaten Path…" type of guidebooks. In the MOON HANDBOOK for the FOUR CORNERS (p.207) they make reference to the release of CA Condors in the Grand Canyon area of Northern Arizona. By 2004 35 Birds had been released.Apparently they have suffered a high rate of mortality with the released birds (14 of the 35 have died) but the program is progressing slowly. The hope is to have three groups of 150 birds in a group, in the area by the end of the project. We will be watching the skys when in that area to see if we will be lucky enough to see one.
Mr Chips– Are they releasing the Oregon Birds into the wild in Coastal Oregon? Or do they transport them east to the drier areas? They are certainly an interesting bird to watch, and to follow the history also.