Beach buzzards

Think of a shorebird. I’m guessing that a godwit, or whimbrel, or sanderling came to mind.  What about a turkey vulture?BeachBuzzard

Certainly not among my list of shorebirds, and yet, I see turkey vultures on my beach walks about as often as I see godwits and whimbrels.

I’ve blogged about them here annually. But they’re not a popular read (jellies and jelly blobs are preferred). So I’ve added Turkey Vultures to my Creature Features to make their story more accessible. I’ll probably keep writing about them because they’re fascinating and should be appreciated for their extremely important role in nature.

If you want to learn about how great and gorgeous turkey vultures are, here’s more detail from me. Other posts that include turkey vultures are Dead on a Beach and my first sighting, Vultures on the Beach.

 

 

About Chris Parsons

Science writer/educator exploring ocean coastlines and sharing via words, photos and stories to connect, inspire and conserve.
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2 Responses to Beach buzzards

  1. Gunta says:

    Never have seen them on the beach… near the beach, in the air… but not ON. 😉

    • It’s pretty awesome! I typically see them early in the morning, but late enough for them to have warmed up, feeding on a seal or sea lion carcass. I’ve spotted them year-round, but most of my photos are from January through June, I’m assuming because of winter storms and spring pupping season.

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