Big Sur Condor Cam
Welcome to Ventana Wildlife Society's Condor Sanctuary. Located two miles east of the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California, the sanctuary is surrounded by pristine US Forest Service lands, which are visible in the background. Ventana Wildlife Society has been releasing captive-bred condors to Big Sur, California since 1997. We use live-streaming webcams to monitor Endangered California Condors at our sanctuary and, when possible, at active wild nests along the central California coast. Occasionally, still-born calf carcasses are provided to the condors as a clean (non-lead) food source to help reduce the threat of lead poisoning, the number one condor threat. Biologists use the cams as a tool to help monitor the flock and track nesting success. You will see the most condor action from late morning to early afternoon. If you see a condor, visit www.condorspotter.com to help identify that individual using the wing tag color and number. While viewing, you may get lucky and also see a variety of other species such as mountain lions, bobcats, black-tailed deer, golden or bald eagles, ravens, or bluebirds. A special thanks to Explore.org for sponsoring Condor Cam and to Pacific Gas & Electric Company for support in the field through their avian protection program.
Condor Cam Highlights