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Features

  • Condor pair at AB nest

    2018 Annual Report

    The 2018 California Condor Field Team Annual Report is now available!

    2018 California Condor Annual Report

  • 2019 Pole Canyon condor chick with parent in nest cave.

    Pole Canyon Condor NestCam 2019!

    Brought to you by our partnerships with Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Santa Barbara Zoo.

    Watch the recordings here!

  • Condor Kids Third Grade Curriculum

    Condor Kids Third Grade Curriculum

    Promote conservation and awareness in the classroom with the new condor kids 3rd grade curriculum.

    Click here for more information

  • Condor cave profile pic

    Explore the Condor Cave

    Witness the daily life of a condor chick from a webcam inside the nest! Visit our new Facebook page to see all the clips.

    Go To The Condor Cave...

News

Condor Kids Third Grade Curriculum

Condor Kids Third Grade Curriculum

Promote conservation and awareness in the classroom with the new condor kids 3rd grade curriculum.

Click here for more information

Explore the Condor Cave

Condor cave profile pic

Witness the daily life of a condor chick from a webcam inside the nest! Visit our new Facebook page to see all the clips.

Go To The Condor Cave...

The latest on Condor Population Numbers

pop update condor drawing

Visit our population updates page to find out the latest about the condor population numbers, and to see past archives dated back to 2011.

Condor Population Updates
California Condors on Hopper Mountain

About Condors on Hopper Mountain NWR

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Hopper Mountain NWR provides roosting, breeding, and foraging habitat for the federally endangered California Condor. Learn more about the refuge and the California Condor Recovery Program here, including its history.

About the Refuge

About the Complex

Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS