Date: 6/2/20 9:46 am
From: Jon. Anderson and Marty Chaney <festuca...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] TUVU report for May 2020
Diann wrote: "With all of this staying home at least I can get a report out on time; not that I have personally seen any turkey vultures this May. Thanks for the reports of local sightings from those who sent them in. Our vultures will be nesting soon so there should be good numbers in the fall. Following are the reports for Washington for May 2020..."

Hi Diane, I was just wondering what data you're using to look at Turkey Vulture reports? I am certain that there are 'way more than the few that are in your list, as I reported quite a number throughout the month to my eBird reports.

If you go to eBird, click the "Explore" tab, and select Turkey Vulture, the program will display all of the TV that have been reported to eBird. Further selecting "Current Year" and the month of May has the State (as well as Oregon, BC, etc.) painted with hundreds of eBird sightings of vultures.

I have been seeing vultures since mid-March, when a pair flew over our west OlyWA neighborhood. Through the latter half of May, I've seen them almost every day, although few of my views even get posted to eBird; I only had vultures on 8 of my eBird reports for May.

Many thanks for your work with the Vulture Study!
Jon. Anderson

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