Hi all, One of my fifth graders and I stood at recess today at the International Community School in Decatur (DeKalb) and counted 233 Turkey Vultures as they made their way south. They were strung out in groups, kettling every now and then, but all heading in one direction. Quite a sight.
Could anyone tell me if these were likely migrants heading to warmer climates? If so, how far would they be going? I don't know much about vulture movements. I'd like to be able to tell my students some more concrete information as they are very keen to know about these things.
(I checked carefully for any aberrant species within the groups but couldn't see any).