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Brand New! Outdoor Hour Challenge-Turkey Vulture

Brand New! Outdoor Hour Challenge

Turkey Vulture Nature Study

We know it’s spring in our area when the turkey vultures return and begin soaring and spiraling in the sky. They are often seen gliding along the tree tops as they look for their next meal. Although they’re not a very attractive looking bird, once you learn about their abilities and the reason for their ugliness, you can appreciate the important role they play in the habitat.

Outdoor Hour Challenge Turkey Vulture nature study

Use these ideas to get you started with your turkey vulture study:

¨ Turkey vultures are large birds often seen soaring overhead. This makes it important for you to know what a vulture looks like when it’s flying.  You can view a video on the AllAboutBirds website.

¨ Make sure to look at the range maps in a field guide or on All About Birds because they are found in a widespread area depending on the season.

See the High Desert ebook for more turkey vulture nature study ideas!


Please note that I will not be posting the complete challenge here on the blog. You’ll find the detailed challenge in the High Desert ebook that’s available both in the Ultimate Naturalist and Journey level memberships. Sign into your account and download the ebook for the details, more links, and notebook pages.

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Topics in this ebook include:

  • Bitterbrush
  • Sagebrush
  • Greater sage-grouse
  • Succulents
  • Mountain Lion
  • Coyote
  • Pocket Gopher
  • Bristlecone Pine
  • Elk
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Juniper
  • Snowberry
  • Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel
  • River Otter


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