N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Says Outbreak Impacting Songbirds Subsiding
Last updated 9/13/2021 at 11:07am
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officials announced Friday that the outbreak affecting song-birds since May 2020 seems to be subsiding and, thanks to diligent reporting by North Carolina residents, it appears not to have notably impacted birds in our state.
The mysterious disease was reported in mostly mid-Atlantic and midwestern states, and as far south as Virginia, with a few cases in Florida.
It affected mostly larger-bodied songbird fledglings, such as blue jays, American robins, European starlings and common grackles.
Diseased birds showed an unusual set of symptoms beginni...