Andean Condor Nest Cam

Welcome to the nest!

Streaming live from the National Aviary's Condor Court, we are pleased to bring you an up-close view of an Andean Condor nest. Watch as condor parents Lianni and Lurch care for their egg during the incubation process. While there are uncertainties with any hatching, we are hopeful that Lianni & Lurch’s egg will hatch and grow to be a healthy chick.

Our Andean Condors, Lianni and Lurch, produced an egg which is expected to hatch around June 6th - 9th. When watching the nest cam, see if you can catch a glimpse of the white, mango-sized egg! Lianni and Lurch take turns incubating the egg. You can tell the difference because Lurch, the male, has a crest on the top of his head, and Lianni, the female, has a bald head. They may get off the egg occasionally to stretch their legs – can you spot it?

 

See the moment Lianni laid her egg

 

National Aviary Conservation Programs

The National Aviary participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP) which is designed to maintain a healthy, genetically diverse and demographically stable population for the long-term future. This program is part of a global effort to save Andean Condors which are threatened throughout much of their range and critically endangered in Ecuador.

The National Aviary also works in the field to support Andean Condor populations. Our team works to conduct research, provide education, establish healthy breeding programs, and provide avian medicine and care through supplies, training, and staff and intern support.

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