Vulture family (Cathartidae)
A large dark bird in flight. Smaller than the Turkey Vulture. Wings are broad but shorter than wings of Turkey Vulture. Wing span of Black Vulture is 4 to 5 feet whereas wing span of Turkey Vultures is 6 feet. Head and neck are dark gray. Underwings have a silvery white patch at the ends.
In the Nature Park:
Often observed soaring over the abandoned quarry and Rim Trail in association with Turkey Vultures