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Welcome Back Vulture Day

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When: Mar 18, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Have you noticed that Turkey Vultures only live in the Portland metropolitan area during the spring and summer? They migrate to warmer climates in the winter, but it’s time to welcome them back to the city! Celebrate the return of vultures at the Audubon Society of Portland's free Welcome Back Vulture Day, held at our Nadaka Nature Park and St. Aidan's Church.

Ruby - tammi miller
Ruby - tammi miller

Did you notice you see Turkey Vultures in the metropolitan area only in the spring and summer? That’s because they migrate to warmer climates in the winter, but it’s time to welcome them back. 

We’re lucky to still have good populations of Turkey Vultures in Oregon. Around the world vultures are facing hazards in the wild and their numbers are dwindling. As “Nature’s Recyclers,” they play an important role in reducing disease — and it’s up to us to help save them.

Welcome Back Vulture Day is filled with fun and educational activities:

  • Meet Ruby, Portland Audubon’s Turkey Vulture, up close (along with many of Portland Audubon’s other Education Birds)
  • Compare your “wingspan” to that of a California Condor
  • Make a crafted vulture and mask
  • Play “Upchuck Chuck!”
  • Learn fun vulture facts
  • Find out the differences between Old and New World vultures
  • Discover why vultures are important

Come and help us celebrate the beauty of vultures!

Cost: Free
Location: Nadaka Nature Park and St. Aidan’s Church 17405 NE Glisan St Portland, OR 97230
For more information, contact: dsawtelle@audubonportland.org or call 971-222-6108.


Welcome Back Vulture Day 2013 - Tinsley Hunsdorfer
A young visitor meets a vulture puppet at Portland Audubon's Welcome Back Vulture Day event - Tinsley Hunsdorfer
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