The Turkey Vulture Society is a non-profit scientific corporation. Its purpose is to promote scientific studies of the life habits and needs of the Turkey Vulture, to protect the vulture and its habitat, and to inform the public of the valuable and essential services this bird provides to mankind and to the environment.
THE TURKEY VULTURE SOCIETY
REPORT A ROOST
NOTE: You may also fill out and print this form,
then mail the completed form to:
Turkey Vulture Society
2327 Polksville Rd
Oakland, KY 42159
The Turkey Vulture Society keeps a central record of all American vulture roosts and nests reported by the public. Scientists, researchers, and other individuals can request this information from the society.
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ROOST or NEST?
A ROOST is a location where vultures gather together in the evening to sleep. It is usually a tree or stand of trees, or a structure such as a barn or cell tower. Vultures disperse from the roost during the day to search for food.
A NEST is a solitary location where vultures lay their eggs and raise their young. Turkey Vultures nest on the ground and in caves. They do not construct a traditional "nest," but lay their eggs on bare ground. Vulture nests are often found in abandoned barns and sheds, which provide safe hiding places similar to a cave of hollowed log. Vulture chicks are covered in white (turkey vulture) or beige (black vulture) down.