The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and attains a depth of over 6,093 feet. Soaring above all of this splendor is one of the rarest birds. . . the California Condor. The Condor was almost extinct with about 22 birds in the wild, until a captive breeding program began in 1983. There are about 400 Condors now living in the Grand Canyon. The condor in the below picture flew over-head at about 30-40 mph with an approximate 9.5 foot wing span, heading into the canyon from the edge of the rim! It’s the largest bird in America.