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Buzzard Day
Date Saturday June 9, 2012
Time8:00 AM  - 5:00 PM
Location Makoshika State Park
Contact Ryan Sokoloski
(406) 377-6256
Additional Information stateparks.mt.gov
DescriptionOn the second Saturday of each June, Makoshika State park celebrates the return of the turkey vulture to eastern Montana with Buzzard Day, a tongue-in-cheek day of appreciation for one of "nature's cleaners." Makoshika's badlands topography provides excellent habitat for turkey vultures, a species of concern because of its breeding requirements and its position in the food chain (carrion eaters ingest toxins carried throughout the entire food chain). Buzzard Day has events for all age groups, including a pancake breakfast, Buzzard Burger lunch, nature walks, 5K and 10K runs, and festival games. Each year, new events are added.