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California Condor Profiles and LIfe Histories
Condor #574 aka Nomad
Sex: Male Hatch Location & Date: Big Sur, 5/10/2010 Release Date: Fledged naturally Parents:  #219 and #310 Local Biological Siblings: None Breeding Status: Unpaired Offspring: None
Nomad seems to want the best of both worlds and frequently bounces between release sites on the central coast. His father, Condor #219, was released in Big Sur while his mother, Condor #310, was released in Pinnacles National Park and the two established a breeding territory between the two sites. At first, we weren't sure where Nomad was going to spend more of his time after he fledged, but he has mimicked his parents' habit of splitting time between the two release sites.

His first trapping experience was in Big Sur and it was such a shock to him that it scared him away for a few months, but he gradually began wandering back. When he was hanging around Big Sur as a young fledgling, his father #219 would show him feeding techniques, which was very cute and endearing to watch. Now, Nomad is eating on his own with other juvenile birds and seems to fit right in at both Big Sur and Pinnacles.
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