The California Condor nest cam resides within the 80 acre Ventana Big Sur Coastal Sanctuary in Central California. The Ventana Wildlife Society has partnered up with the Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo in order to bring these rare birds into the public eye. The California Condor Recovery Program currently has approximatley 70 condors in Central California with a wild poplualtion reaching up to 240. The California Condors were on the extinction list in the 1980's and have since made a comeback with the success in captive breeding programs created by the San Diego and Los Angeles Zoos. Condors where then released into Southern California in 1992 and in Arizona near the Grand Caynon in 1996. In 1997 the Ventana Wildlife Society began releasing condors in Monterey on the Big Sur Coast.