Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 25, 2018

There’s ‘a heck of a lot of turkeys’ in Berkeley

Berkeleyside reports on Berkeley’s active and growing wild turkeys

Wild turkeys are a staple of the city now, as common as bikers and street vendors. Berkeley residents have spotted flocks trotting down University Avenue and loitering outside Berkeley Espresso.

Berkeley’s wild turkey population took off about nine years ago in the more suburban neighborhoods of the city, said UC Berkeley Professor of Conservation Biology Steven Beissinger. Since then, the birds have become increasingly comfortable making their way into the city’s busier areas.

Read full story at  There’s ‘a heck of a lot of turkeys’ in Berkeley — Berkeleyside


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