Turkey Vulture

San Jose del Cabo Mexico

These Turkey Vultures were perched on a palm tree overlooking the business district in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. We were on a roof top patio, having dinner. We watched the vultures. The vultures watched us.

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

These Turkey Vultures were perched on cactus near a restaurant near San Jose del Cabo. We had lunch and watched the vultures. The vultures watched us.

ArizonaThree Turkey Vultures often flew over our community north of Fountain Hills Arizona. Sometimes they would swoop down and fly over our golf cart as we drove down the street. Other times they would circle overhead when I was out walking.

The Feather Files
Name: Turkey Vulture
Species: Cathartes aura
Native to and Migration: Turkey Vultures in the southern United States are year-round residents. Birds in the northeast migrate short distances south. Western birds migrate through Central America and in some cases as far as Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador.
Date Seen: Mexico, January 3, 2019; Arizona April 24, 2018
Location: San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico; North of Fountain Hills, Arizona