- large white droppings and regurgitated bones, fur, feathers, etc. at roost and nest sites
- flying aloft with infrequent wing flapping
- Vultures occasionally peck at plastics, vinyls and other materials.
- Droppings below roost sites can be quite extensive
- Nests can interfere with power-lines and other structures.
- Vultures rarely take live young of cattle,
preferring to feed upon food items in cow manure.
Black vultures-- Photo Credits: Michael Avery, USDA-WS
Vulture Control Methods
- Cut down the roost branches/trees.
Roosting vultures have been effectively hazed with red lasers. (Caution: avoid using shining aircraft!!).
Effigies of vultures suspended from a line (upside down) have been reported to be quite effective at dispersing roosts.
Audio hazing has not been found to be effective.
- Effective, if proper permits obtained.
- Not practical, and permits required.
- Vulture roosts within towns and near dwellings may
pose hazards when droppings and foul-smelling animal foods brought
- Bird strikes to aircraft are a serious concern.