The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a “Managing Vultures on the Texas Landscape” webinar on June 6 from noon to 1 p.m.

A black vulture sits atop a power line pole.
Vulture management will be the topic of a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service webinar held June 6 from noon to 1 p.m. (Michael Miller/Texas A&M AgriLife)

The webinar is part of the ongoing Texas A&M Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, RWFM, Stewardship Series.

Cost is $35, and advance registration is required at

After payment is received, a follow-up email will be sent from the event organizer with instructions on how to access the webinar. A recording will be provided to paid participants who cannot attend live.

Vulture basics and federal regulations will be covered

The featured speaker is Mikayla Killam, former AgriLife Extension wildlife program specialist in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Bryan-College Station.

Killam said while vultures don’t pose a direct threat to humans, some circumstances require intervention.

“The range and population of turkey vultures and black vultures has expanded over the past decade, leading to increased interactions with humans in both urban and rural settings,” Killam said.

Her presentation will discuss the basic biology of the two vulture species found in Texas and the ecosystem services they provide, as well as the potential damage they can cause in rural and urban environments.

Because vultures are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, regulations will be discussed to ensure management efforts do not violate any laws.

Participants will also learn about available management tools and effective implementation as part of an integrated wildlife damage management plan. 

For questions, contact Casey Matzke, AgriLife Extension program manager, Bryan-College Station, at [email protected].

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