Vulture Count Day 2016

vulw15 Small The 3rd of September 2016 has been designated as International Vulture Awareness Day, which is also the day of our annual National Vulture Count. 

The event involves counting the number of vultures at all existing active vulture feeding sites. The exercise aims to provide a minimum count of all vultures and also aims to raise awareness. The count will provide the only estimate of the non-breeding population, particularly juveniles. 

All owners or managers of existing and active vulture restaurants should arrange observers to identify and count vultures (and other raptors) feeding at their restaurants between 7h00 and 14h00 on 03 September 2016. Observers should complete the attached form which will be collated and analysed to produce a report. It is essential to record the species and number of birds at the site. An age classification would be ideal. Please also record any markings that are seen on the birds.

Only restaurants that are more or less active should be used on the day. Ideally there should be a carcass on site on the afternoon of the day before the count.

Ezemvelo Contact Person: Brent Coverdale - Animal Scientist: Mammals and Birds

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The 03rd of September 2016 has been designated as International Vulture Awareness Day, which is also the day of our annual National Vulture Count.

The event involves counting the number of vultures at all existing active vulture feeding sites. The exercise aims to provide a minimum count of all vultures and also aims to raise awareness. The count will provide the only estimate of the non-breeding population, particularly juveniles.

All owners or managers of existing and active vulture restaurants should arrange observers to identify and count vultures (and other raptors) feeding at their restaurants between 7h00 and 14h00 on 03 September 2016. Observers should complete the attached form which will be collated and analysed to produce a report. It is essential to record the species and number of birds at the site. An age classification would be ideal. Please also record any markings that are seen on the birds.

Only restaurants that are more or less active should be used on the day. Ideally there should be a carcass on site on the afternoon of the day before the count.

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