Turkey Vulture
(Cathartes aura)

Turkey Vulture

These nongame birds are one of Utah’s most important raptors because of their carrion diet. They occur at all elevations and their population trend is stable. Vultures utilize their nest territories from 5-15 through 8-15.

Cliffs are their preferred nesting sites. Active nests require a 0.5 mile radius buffer zone from human disturbance. Eggs are laid from April to June and incubated for 38-41 days. The young fledge at 66-88 days of age.

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