The Backshore Bird Blog

This Blog is in Memory of a rare Black Vulture in Maine

In late June, sitting on the ground under the trees, a vulture was found in the middle of the Island on Indian Trail. The bird was easily approached which is not a good sign, plus it is unusual to find a vulture on the ground, not at a carcass, and under a thick forest canopy. On closer inspection, after observing the bird for three days with no change in location or behavior, a lesion was seen around the left eye that could be either an injury or a sinus infection (1). The bird was then identified as a Black Vulture. Peaks Island's Black Vulture A call was made to our closest bird rehabilitation center, Avian Haven, and Diana, the manager of the center, was quick to rally a volunteer to pic

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The objective of The Backshore Bird Blog is to share the wonder and diversity of bird species seen along the Peaks Island shore.

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