Loudoun County VA is a vulture ‘hot spot’ in the United States, similar to Hinckley, Ohio and Kern River Valley, CA. We must learn to appreciate vultures and teach others not to fear them. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy keeps an eye out for our vultures and speaks out on their behalf because they are often misunderstood here.
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Publications
Habitat Herald Articles
Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura), Emily Cook.
Vultures, Vital to Healthy Ecosystems, Katie Fallon.
Vulture Myth Buster, Alysoun Mahoney. Vol. 18 Issue 3, Fall 2013.
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura). Nicole Hamilton. Vol. 10 Issue 3, Fall 2005.
Do not allow vultures to be killed in Leesburg. January 6, 2013.
Loudoun’s vultures: Middleburg and Hamilton. February, 2008.
Washington Post: How vultures evolved to live on rotting, feces-covered meat (and what we can learn from them). Rachel Feltman. November 25, 2014.
Washington Post: Wildlife group hopes that Leesburg will show some appreciation for vultures. Caitlin Gibson. March 19, 2014.
Leesburg Patch: Loudoun Group Decries Leesburg Vulture Control. Karen Graham. January 7, 2013.
International Vulture Awareness Day. Since 2009, celebrated the first Saturday in September by over 100 organizations worldwide.
Audubon CA Kern River Preserve Turkey Vulture Festival. Since 1994, celebrated annually in late September to mark turkey vulture migration.
Hinckley OH Buzzard Day. Since 1957, celebrated every March 15 in Hinckley OH and Cleveland Metroparks to welcome the return of turkey vultures.