This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Sand City, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Cypress Quarters, Florida
South Daytona, Florida
Des Moines, Iowa
Paw Paw, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Cole Camp, Missouri
Hudson, New Hampshire
Warner, New Hampshire
Beachwood, New Jersey
Oak Valley, New Jersey
Yonkers, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
North Ridgeville, Ohio
Deschutes River Woods, Oregon
Gold Hill, Oregon
Fort Worth, Texas
Hill Country Village, Texas
Nassau Bay, Texas
|Positive ||antsinmypants ||On Apr 28, 2009, antsinmypants from Marietta, MS
(Zone 7b) wrote:
I've been trying to get some good pictures of this bird for a while now. I enjoy watching them. I see them often in the road eating 'road kill' or circling in the air. They will fly away when you approach, but quickly resume 'dining'. I just recently saw about 10 of them sitting in trees. Was the first time I ever saw them just sitting around.
|Neutral ||KyWoods ||On Aug 3, 2009, KyWoods from Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a) wrote:
This bird is a protected species. Here is a website with lots of interesting info on them:
|Positive ||SnowlineRose ||On Apr 8, 2010, SnowlineRose from Bend, OR
(Zone 4b) wrote:
Turkey vultures riding afternoon thermals are often our first sign of spring here. I've heard that this flock (~25) winters in South America. They roost in a neighbor's pine trees and fly over to our ponderosas at daybreak to catch the morning sun. We fondly refer to them as "The Clean up Crew".
|Positive ||ChiliMaster ||On Apr 11, 2010, ChiliMaster from Lake Geneva, WI wrote:
Our yearly flock or group of seven turkey vultures arrived about April 1st and spent the day circling low and I assume looking for a nesting sight.
|Positive ||WineofLife ||On Apr 12, 2010, WineofLife from Salem, MO
(Zone 6a) wrote:
This is one of my POSITIVE THAT SPRING IS HERE announcers. I started noticing that they disappear for winter and appear when Spring gets here. So Now I watch for them! LOL They make a perfect CLEANUP CREW! Just think what the Highways would be like without them!!!
|Positive ||audsrz ||On Dec 24, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI
(Zone 5a) wrote:
Saw a small group this spring. Took me a minute to figure out what they were up to. One would fly out over the road, ride the thermal up then come back to the tree without landing. Then another would repeat the process. The parents were teaching the chicks about thermal updrafts over pavement!
|Positive ||Chillybean ||On Feb 18, 2013, Chillybean from Near Central, IA
(Zone 4a) wrote:
As others have mentioned, this bird is great for cleaning up our roads. I do miss these birds in the cold months. They must nest near here in the summer as we will see them flying around the area looking for a meal. What a gorgeous bird in flight.
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