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Wednesday 6th October 2004, 18:52
I am a newspaper reporter seeking information about turkey vultures. They seem to be very abundant in southwest Michigan at the moment, and a local authority suggested that I check the internet to see if anyone has posted any counts. He said it is normal for them to be migrating through the area this time of year. I am wondering why I am seeing so many of them-- several on roadkill over the past few weeks whereas in the past I've been lucky to see one or two birds a year.
Any thoughts, numbers, or direction to sites?
Wednesday 6th October 2004, 19:05
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Wednesday 6th October 2004, 19:58
Hi again Rosemary,
A quick Google came up with this:-
Should give you something to go on for a while - don't forget to check back later!
Wednesday 6th October 2004, 20:14
On 31 October 1998 I travelled over the Chesapeake Bridge and down to Salisbury, Maryland and then back again the next day. Didn't stop to bird; just travelling. Even then there were plenty of Turkey Vultures in the sky - counted about 100.
Monday 22nd November 2004, 16:38
I'm in SE--not SW--Michigan, where TV's are very, very common from early March until mid-November. The last few seem to have left just recently.
Monday 22nd November 2004, 22:07
Here in Panama, central america, we still having TVīs migrating over Panama city and this seems to be very unusual since other years the migration is over by mid-november.
Panama Audubond Society together with Hawk Mountain sanctuary set up an ocean to ocean raptors count for the very first year here in Panama. As a result we had counted more than 3 millions raptors.
The count was supposed to be finish by november 14 but during november 13,14 and 15 about 250,000 raptors (mostly TV) flew over Panama.
Today, 8 days after the normal ending of the migration we still having thousands of TV flying over Panama city Skyline.
It seem that the population had grown in the las 5 years.
I will keep you updated with the final numbers of our count to see if that information could help you.
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