[Tweeters] June 2013 Turkey Vulture report

Diann MacRae tvulture at gmx.com
Thu Jul 11 12:30:57 PDT 2013


Hi, Tweets
June and July are pretty slow months for turkey vultures. Many are nesting and the rest just lazing around or hunting. By later in July young birds should start appearing and numbers will pick up in August. Following are the reports from Washington and British Columbia for June 2013:
01 – ~80 in the Wa'atch River Valley; 1 at the Little Pend Oreille NWR
02 – 1 at the Swawilla Basin, Ferry County
03 – 1 high overhead at Upper Rainier Beach
06 – 6 circling along W. Snoqualmie Valley Road
08 – 4 circling near Grass Creek (north end of Grays Harbor); 6 near the Grant Narrows boat launch at Pitt Lake, B.C.
09 – 1 near the Umtanum Creek trail; 2 (one standing on the sand, one flying low over the dunes) near Ocean Shores; 4 eight miles north of Hoquiam
10 – 1 at Audubon Road, Yakima County; 4 at Easton
11 – 5 circling the Umtanum Creek refuge; 4 between Ellensburg and the Umtanum Creek DNR
13 – 1 on the Little Pend Oreille NWR BBS route; 1 over I-90 at milepost 125
15 – 1 over Lewis Peak, Walla Walla County; “some” along Swauk Prairie Road
16 – 4 in the Walnut Grove area of Langley, B.C.
19 – 7 over the North Fork Road along the Snoqualmie River
21 – 1 near the Teanaway River Bridge; 5-6 over SR10, near milepost 94
22 – 1 over Centralia
23 – 2 circling Hw8; 8 at the Wynoochee River Bridge; 2 north of Nespelem
24 – 1 over Monitor on SR2; 2 over Peyshastin Pinnacles on SR 2; 3 east of Lake Kacheelis
Thanks for the many good reports. Sorry if I don't get back to each of you at times. Keep looking up for these handsome raptors!
Cheers, Diann
Diann MacRae
Olympic Vulture Study
22622 - 53rd Avenue S.E.
Bothell, WA 98021
tvulture at gmx.com


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