The turkey vulture is the most widespread of the New World vultures. One of three species in the genus "Cathartes" of the family Cathartidae, the turkey vulture ranges from southern Canada to the southernmost tip of South America. It inhabits a variety of open and semi-open areas, including subtropical forests, shrublands, pastures, and deserts.
Similar species: Diurnal Birds Of Prey
Uploaded Nov 20, 2016. Captured Nov 19, 2016 16:01 in 21502-21514 Clay Island Rd, Clermont, FL 34715, USA.
Bad news: They weren't phased by my presence, so I couldn't climb up the tower to look around like I originally planned when I saw it on the trail map (not without risking scaring and possibly angering the vultures at least).
Good news: They weren't phased by my presence, so I was able to watch them for longer than I normally would have been able to and get a few great shots. I couldn't take as much advantage of this as I would've liked because the park closed at 6:00pm (I watched the vultures for about 20 minutes... got back to the park entrance at 5:50pm). Posted 6 years ago