Vultures: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird
January 21 @ 3:00 pm
Vultures are often overlooked, underappreciated, and unloved, despite the vital roles they play in healthy ecosystems. Worldwide, vultures are primarily scavengers; they can help stop the spread of disease by quickly and efficiently removing dead animals from the landscape. Unfortunately, due to poisoning, direct persecution, habitat loss, and other threats, vultures are more likely to be threatened or endangered than any other group of raptors. But in the Western Hemisphere, Turkey and Black Vultures counter this trend and are increasing in number. Based on Katie Fallon’s recent book, this fun presentation will explore the life and times of the noble Turkey Vulture, including its feeding, nesting, and roosting habits, migratory behaviors, and common misconceptions. Katie will also discuss what it’s like to be up close and personal with Turkey and Black Vultures through her work with the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia.
Katie will have copies of her book, Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird, for sale at this event.
Please register in advance. The presentation is $8 per person.
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