Turkey Vulture

Turkey vulture

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

The Turkey Vulture is a fascinating visitor to P.E.I.. Although this vulture now nests in Nova Scotia, none have been documented to nest here on the Island. They do however visit during migrating season, and sometimes during the summer months looking for carrion. Even though they are large, their talons and beak are comparitively weak for their size, making them poor at capturing live prey, or even tearing fresh meat.

An amazing soarer, these raptors circle high overhead on thermals searching out potential meals using their incredibly keen sense of smell.

Upcoming Events

Jul
3
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
Jul
10
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 1
Young Ecologists Week 1
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of
Jul
15
Sat
2:00 pm Forest Restoration Workshop
Forest Restoration Workshop
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Forest Restoration Workshop @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
The Forest Restoration workshop offers alternatives to clear-cuts and plantations, and other ideas on how to improve the health of Island forests. It starts with a presentation in the Nature Centre and then participants will