The warm, subtropical climate of central Florida provides ideal habitat for turkey vultures. Mild winters with average lows around 60°F (15°C) allow year-round residence. Summer highs average in the low 90s°F (low 30s°C). Rainfall exceeds 50 inches annually.
Lush vegetation, wetlands, highways, and urban centers provide plentiful food sources for scavenging. Turkey vultures roost communally in tall trees, dead snags, and secluded buildings. Central Florida’s consistent warmth, abundant food, and roost sites allow stable, substantial turkey vulture populations.