Anne Arundel Bird Club
Contact Pamela Kellett at 443-534-6938 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annual John W. “Bud” Taylor Wildlife Lecture
“Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird” with Katie Fallon
Vultures evoke many feelings in humans: envy of their effortless flight, frustration with their urban roosts, and perhaps both appreciation and disgust at their eating habits. Vultures are often overlooked, underappreciated, and unloved, despite the vital role they play healthy ecosystems. Worldwide, vultures are more likely to be threatened or endangered than any other group of raptors, but in the United States, Turkey and Black Vultures may be increasing in number. Katie will discuss the life and times of the noble Turkey Vulture, including its feeding, nesting, and roosting habits, migratory behaviors, and common misconceptions. Katie’s latest book, Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird (2017) will be available for purchase and signing.
Katie Fallon is the author of Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (2011), which was a finalist for the Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment. She is also the author of two books for children, Look, See the Bird! (2017) and Look, See the Farm! She lives in West Virginia and is co-founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the region’s wild birds through research, education, and rehabilitation. Her first word was “bird.”