Is your bird feeder safe?

Bird Conservation
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Bird feeding is a popular activity for millions of Americans. Some of our favorite bird species commonly visit bird feeders and these stations may be an important factor in their well-being during some segments of their life-cycle. However, poorly maintained feeding stations may contribute to the occurrence of infectious disease and mortality. In recent years there have been unprecedented reports of songbird mortality events and the occurrence of a previously unreported disease in songbirds. The National Wildlife Health Center of the U.S. Geological Survey conducts research on diseases in wildlife, their causes, and means of preventing or reducing disease outbreaks.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Is your bird feeder safe?
Series title Bird Conservation
Issue Summer Nesting
Year Published 1997
Language English
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description p. 16
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Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Bird Conservation
First page 1
Last page 16
Country United States
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