Vulture boom may signal climate change

Some view turkey vultures as harbingers of death, and indeed, they may signal something that threatens all life on earth: climate change.



July 15, 2021 - 8:21 AM

HAYS, Kansas — For the past five years or so, state Sen. Randall Hardy has watched a few dozen turkey vultures roost in a tree next to his garage.

He can tell when the migratory birds return to his central Salina neighborhood each spring as the colors begin to change.

“The roof is colored with white,” the District 24 Republican said, “and if you aren’t careful where you park your car in the driveway, it can change colors overnight as well.”

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