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Turkey Vulture Migrations
Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series

Categorized as: Seminars & Training
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Each Spring and Fall the desert comes alive with migrating birds. Turkey Vultures are one of the earliest and most interesting of these migrants. Where are they going? And what special habits and traits set Turkey Vultures apart from other migrating raptors? Are they really raptors or scavengers, or both? Many of the secrets about Turkey Vultures and the migration of birds will be unveiled in this presentation by Kurt Leuschner.

Kurt Leuschner, M.S., is a professor of Natural Resources at the College of the Desert. Leuschner’s specialties include: ornithology, entomology, and desert ecology. He has led hundreds of field trips both locally and in Africa. He teaches natural history courses for California State University, the Bureau of Land Management, the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park, and other conservation organizations.

Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this lecture is held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, on Friday, May 9 at 7 pm. This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door. Optional dinner with speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, room is limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. If interested in dinner please RSVP to Marion Gartner 760-361-1202 or

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