Condor makes rare flight to NorCal

By From page A6 | June 15, 2014

PESCADERO — A California condor that was released into the wild last year has been spotted in a part of Northern California where the endangered species hasn’t been seen in more than a century.

The San Francisco Chronicle says a motion-activated camera located on private property near the town of Pescadero caught a photo of the giant bird showing its numbered tag. The property’s owner passed it on this week to the Ventana Wildlife Society, a conservation group.

The society’s executive director, Kelly Sorenson, says it’s been 110 years since a condor was observed so far north. The last confirmed sighting of a condor in San Mateo County was in 1904.

The 3-year-old female condor that showed up in the photo is nicknamed Lupine and typically makes her home in Pinnacles National Park, about 90 miles south.


The Associated Press

The Associated Press


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