The TURKEY VULTURE is a common and widespread breeding bird throughout California. Much of the population migrates south for the winter but some vultures winter along the coast. Migration can be impressive at some locales in fall. Returning spring migrants are often present by February.
I don't really have Turkey Vulture records of interest, and since I was familiar with this bird as a very young boy, I don't even have a date for my "state" bird.
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