California condor (Gymnogyps californianus)
Listing Status: and
117-134 cm. Huge and unmistakable. Black with white wing-linings and silvery panel on upper secondaries. Head naked and orange/red. Immatures with black head and underwing mottled dark. Soars on horizontal wings with primaries curled up.
The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the California condor
Population location: U.S.A. only, except where listed as an experimental population
Listing status: Endangered
- States/US Territories in which this population is known to or is believed to occur: Arizona , California
- US Counties in which this population is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which this population is known to occur:
Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge, Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge
Population location: U.S.A. (specific portions of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah)—see §17.84(j)
Listing status: Experimental Population, Non-Essential
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|03/11/1967||California/Nevada Region (Region 8)||U.S.A. only, except where listed as an experimental population|
|10/16/1996||Pacific Region (Region 1)||U.S.A. (specific portions of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah)—see §17.84(j)|
» Federal Register Documents
|10/16/1996||61 FR 54045 54060||ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of California Condors in Northern Arizona|
|01/02/1996||61 FR 35 47||ETWP: Proposed Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of California Condors in Northern Arizona|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|04/25/1996||California Condor Recovery Plan, Third Revision||View Implementation Progress||Final Revision 3|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|03/25/2009||74 FR 12878 12883||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada||
|06/04/2013||California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) 5-Year Review|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|09/22/1977||42 FR 47840 47845||Final Correction and Augumentation of Critical Habitat Reorganization; 42 FR 47840 47845||Final Rule||Final designated|
|09/24/1976||41 FR 41914||Determination of Critical Habitat for American Crocodile, California Condor, Indiana Bat, and Florida Manatee; 41 FR 41914 (American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, California condor, Gymnogyps californianus; Indiana bat, Myotis sodalis; Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus)||Final Rule||Not Required|
|12/16/1975||40 FR 58308 58312||Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for Snail Darter, American Crocodile, Whooping Crane, California Condor, Indiana Bat, and Florida Manatee; 40 FR 58308 58312 (Percina (Imostoma) sp., Crocodylus acutus, Grus americana, Gymnogyps californicus, Myotis sodalis, Trichechus manatus)||Proposed Rule||Unknown|
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab
» Conservation Plans
|HCP Plan Summaries|
|Kern Water Bank|
|Seneca and Enron Oil and Gas|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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