Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 23, 2021

Scientists Still Searching for the Pathogen Behind the East’s Songbird Epidemic

Audubon reports

In a new report, experts ruled out a range of causes, but they still recommend taking down feeders until the source of the disease is identified.

Removing bird feeders has been shown to dramatically curb House Finch eye disease outbreaks. Cleaning bird baths and feeders regularly also prevents salmonella growth. Assuming the mystery pathogen spreads similarly, these small actions could go a long way to keep birds safe.

Read article at  Scientists Still Searching for the Pathogen Behind the East’s Songbird Epidemic | Audubon


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