Fall Turkey Vulture Festival at the Kern River Preserve this weekend

September 23rd, 2009 · by Garrison Frost


The Audubon Kern River Preserve will hold its annual Fall Turkey Vulture Festival this weekend, Sept. 26 and 27. The event celebrates the height of fall Turkey Vulture migration through California’s “Valley Wild,” the Kern River Valley, one of the two largest known migration sites in North America (north of Mexico). The event also coincides with a time of peak birding for a variety of species that migrate through the Kern River Valley in the fall, so it’s a great time to get outside. The event also features booths, exhibits, workshops, and children’s activities. Below is a video shot last year by Alison Sheehey of Turkey Vultures circling over the event:

Categories: Audubon California · Bird conservation · Bird Habitat · Bird videos · Birding · Kern River Preserve · Nature education and activities · Video · Wildlife photos and video

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  • Pam Shoemaker

    Just had an amazing experience yesterday 9/29/09. We live in Murphys, CA and we saw a migrating flock of several hundred vultures that looked as though they were going to spend the night in the pine trees surrounding our area. We have never seen this before in our area and we have been here nearly 30 years. AMAZING!