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
24
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 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
29
Sat
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A walk and talk looking at the native and introduced mammals still found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief presentation, we’ll head off
Jul
31
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 2
Young Ecologists Week 2
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 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