Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: The most widespread vulture in the Americas, ranging from southern Canada (including regular reports from the Atlantic provinces) to South America.

Record Details: Four confirmed records for Newfoundland. (1) A specimen was collected from Renews in the fall 1905 (later lost in a fire), (2) and another from St. Anthony (precise year TBD). (3) One was observed on several occasions in the Codroy Valley between June 10-21, 2001. (4) Most recently, a moribund individual was picked up at Lamaline (Burin Peninsula) on January 22, 2016 and housed at the Salmonier Nature Park (subsequent details TBD).

Several compelling (but unconfirmed) descriptions have also come forward, including Terra Nova National Park in June 2001 and the Codroy Valley again in September 2010.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

2 thoughts on “Turkey Vulture

  1. Hello, this summer I spotted a turkey culture in la manche provincial park. I am a ranger there and have a picture or two of him. Some birdwatchers came shortly after and got some good pictures of him as well.

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