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California Condor Profiles and LIfe Histories
Condor #567 aka McWay
Sex: Male Hatch Location & Date: Big Sur (Laid at the World Center for Birds of Prey), 4/25/2010 Release Date: Fledged naturally Parents:  Biological parents #53 and #34 (foster parents #194 and #171) Local Biological Siblings: None Breeding Status: Unpaired Offspring: None
McWay was fostered by Condor #194 and Condor #171 up the remote reaches of McWay Canyon, hence his nickname. He has spent a lot of time on the coast while growing up and more recently, he has taken to spending some time at Pinnacles National Park with other condors around his age.

McWay tends to sit back and watch the action. Nearly every time we trap condors for health checks, he can be seen nearby, sitting on the release slope or perched on the flight pen to take it all in. By the time McWay is older, he will have a very good understanding of our trapping techniques, which could make our job trickier. This extremely cautious condor is a good sign to biologists because vigilance is a good demonstration of wild behavior. Hanging back to watch for danger before making a move benefits the whole flock. In addition, McWay benefits from keeping tabs on the social hierarchy and observing dominant male condors. He is already socially well-accepted and can almost always be found hanging out with a group of fellow condors.
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