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Turkey vulture feathers

Coragyps atratus

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7 Comments

Indawoods
Indawoods 7 years ago

Bird's nests but now I can't remember where I got this from and when the law was enacted. Google here I come.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Thanks, India. A friend of mine saw a turkey vulture here in Denver today! Spring is here!! I have no idea what the first protected natural item was...??? I'd love to know!

Indawoods
Indawoods 7 years ago

I will be sure to let people know this and thanks for bringing this to my attention. I find joy in the smallest signs of nature including animal scat. Trivia ? Don't look it up, what was the first protected natural item?

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Oh, that's fantastic!! At least they get to go to something educational!! Thank you for the information. Would you please put notes regarding that in the note field? It will help stop the confusion. ;-)

Indawoods
Indawoods 7 years ago

Christy, thanks for the important reminder that feathers are protected. I do hold a salvage permit to use these for educational purposes. I am an environmental educator and work at a nature center.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

India, it is illegal to possess these feathers unless you are licensed or permitted to do so - Turkey Vultures are included in the Migratory Bird Act and you can be fined and/or jailed for having them. Please read the following: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/about/faqs/bir....
We look forward to seeing some actual turkey vulture spottings from you!

Indawoods
Indawoods 7 years ago

I found an old jar while hiking and then put all the feathers in there when I found them.

Indawoods
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Indawoods

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Mar 28, 2013
Submitted on Mar 28, 2013

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