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Disease Reported in Local Songbirds

Cassin's Finch
Photo credit: Susan Marsh

Friends, while the spring salmonellosis outbreak western U.S. has abated, we are getting some reports of songbirds who have both crusty eyes and neurological symptoms. This is an unknown fatal disease rampaging in the mid-Atlantic states and out to western Pennsylvania. We urge you to take your seed feeders down and stop ground feeding immediately until October 1. At the very least, keep cleaning your feeders weekly.

For more info on keeping feeders clean, click here.

Special note on hummingbird feeders - it should be okay to leave them up until Oct. 1 but please empty and sterilize them weekly until then.

For more info on hummingbird feeding, click here.

For more info on wild bird diseases, click here.


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