Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 12, 2020

Avian Botulism Kills 40,000 Birds at National Wildlife Refuge

The Revelator reports

It is not surprising then, that a massive avian botulism outbreak is ravaging the birds of the Lower Klamath and some of the surrounding refuges. At last estimate, 40,000 birds have died in the last month due to botulism and thousands more are at an emergency “duck hospital” operated by staff from Bird Ally X, California Waterfowl Association, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Heat, drought and water policy have created a slow-motion catastrophe at a refuge on the California-Oregon border.

Read article at Avian Botulism Kills 40,000 Birds at National Wildlife Refuge • The Revelator


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