Hangin' with the buzzards in Montana.
* June 10. From April to June, hundreds of turkey vultures--with
red heads and wingspans of up to 6 feet--return to nest here and ride
the thermals above the treeless wind-sculpted badlands of eastern
Montana. Celebrate the return of this imposing raptor, Cathartes aura,
at Buzzard Day in Makoshika State Park, an 11,532-acre park near
Glendive. There's a guided bird-watching walk, "buzzard
burger" lunch, Frisbee golf tournament, 5K or 10K foot race (entry
fee $12), and golf tournament ($5). (406) 365-6256.