Avian Flu and Backyard Bird Feeders

There’s a bit of good news from the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab.

While avian flu is currently a serious threat to farmed poultry and larger waterfowl, “passerines do not seem susceptible to HPAI and are not thought to play a significant role in spreading this virus. (They) are not recommending removal of bird feeders at this point.

Always remember to clean feeders frequently to prevent the spread of other pathogens.

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