Date: 5/19/20 11:25 am
From: Neil Buckley <bucklenj...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Advice or thoughts on a bulldozing project with nesting BVs
Hi Cynthia:

I would call the VT fish and game department immediately. Black Vultures
are migratory birds and protected from harassment while nesting.


On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 2:17 PM Cynthia Crowley <Cynthia.Crowley...>

> Hi all,
> Just wondering if anyone has any advice or other thoughts about a
> situation I'm in. I'm renting an apartment in the Old North End with an old
> falling-down barn in the back yard. Black vultures have been breeding and
> almost certainly nesting in the barn.
> After who knows how many years of this barn falling down, it's now (of
> course, because 2020 should ruin everything good) that my landlord wants to
> have it torn down. Not because of the vultures, but because there have been
> complaints to the city about the barn. It sounds like the city called him
> and asked him to take immediate action. He's told me to move my tomatoes
> out of the way of where the roll-off dumpster will be situated, so I think
> this thing is moving as quickly as possible.
> I asked him to see about waiting a few months, but he wasn't receptive to
> it. He relays to me that it's an urgent issue with the city.
> Is there anything I can do about this? Does it matter?
> Thanks,
> Cynthia

Dr. Neil Buckley, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chairman
Department of Biological Sciences
SUNY Plattsburgh,
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
518 564 5165
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