[midvalleybirds] Turkey Vulture movement (momentarily), northern Benton county

clearwater at peak.org clearwater at peak.org
Mon Sep 16 10:26:19 PDT 2019

In a sun break around 9:30 AM this morning, 80 to 100 Turkey Vultures were rising on thermals around Coffin Butte and Tampico Ridge north of Corvallis. Most of them were still below the ridge line when rain showers moved in, and they had to ramp back down to roost. 

During August we regularly saw 20 to 30 vultures coming off their roosts along the ridge in the morning. Numbers have increased noticeably over the past week, as migrants seem to be piling up in this weather. 

Happy deferred migration, 

Joel Geier 
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis 

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