Condors in world´s deepest canyon
Trip Start Jul 27, 2008
77Trip End Mar 05, 2009
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After about an hour or so we came to the Cruz del Condor. Here condors have been breeding for some time despite the tourists turning up every day to see them flying. Its not possible to see the nests as they are somewhere way down the canyon. Most of the way here the guide way giving us condor information such as they are scavengers ann do not kill animals. They use the thermals for lift and fly long distances to find food - even as far as ocean which I think is about 80 or so miles away.One or two chicks are born every 3 years and it takes 4 years four them to reach maturity. And so on.
We hung around and time seemed to drag. We had left our hotel a 6 with high expectations. By about nine it had warmed up and some people were thinking of leaving when we saw two condors way below gliding away sown the valley
Most of them were young. the adults have black plumage and a white ring round the neck. Unfortunately they are under threat and some local people think they kill small animals and are killing them by poison etc. Such majestic birds!!!
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