California Condors & Other Birds

Tagged California Condors in the Grand Canyon. Photo by Michelle Gross

Falcons, owls and hawks are frequent fliers in Grand Canyon National Park region and Arizona. California condors were reintroduced to the Grand Canyon and Utah in 1996 and are thriving.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagles in the Grand Canyon

Spot Bald Eagles near the Colorado River as they hunt for trout. Read More...

Condor #87 turned 16-years-old in 2014. He was released into the Grand Canyon in 1998.

California Condors in The Grand Canyon

Catch a glimpse of this majestic bird as it soars high above the canyon floor scanning the rocky terrain for its next meal. Read More...

Horned Owl with Chicks

Falcons, owls and hawks in the Grand Canyon

Falcons, owls and hawks are frequent fliers in the Grand Canyon National Park region and Arizona. Read More...

California Condors in the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Condor Facts

Approximately 70 condors inhabit the skies of northern Arizona and Utah. Read a brief primer about the grand birds. Read More...

Condor flying in Grand Canyon. Notice the tag on its wing.

Utah-Arizona Condors Overcome Lead Poisoning

Although one year doesn’t a trend make, researchers are cautiously optimistic that the toxic blood-lead levels in endangered California condors living in the Utah-Arizona area and around Grand Canyon National Park seem to be down. Read More...

Peregrine Falcon

View Peregrine Falcons in the Grand Canyon

One of nature’s most efficient aerial killers, Peregrine Falcons are typically seen high atop cliffs within Grand Canyon National Park. The Falcons usually stay high since they can spot their prey from over 2,000 feet off the ground and once they have selected a poor critter to snag, they can dive towards the earth at Read More...

Pipistrellus Bat

Western Pipistrelle Bats in the Grand Canyon

The canyon’s bats can be seen darting through the darkness in search of beetles, moths and flies. Two tested positive for rabies. Should you worry? Read More...

Tagged California Condors in the Grand Canyon. Photo by Michelle Gross

Where to See a Condor in the Grand Canyon

California Condors can be seen soaring in the skies near Grand Canyon’s South Rim as well as around the Vermilion Cliffs area. See our top 5 spots for condor watching here. Read More...