avian flu

Bird populations suffer; regional increase expected

(Copyrighted photo from istock.com ) Drastic population declines among several common species of North American birds have been recorded since the arrival of the West Nile virus in 1999. Some of those trends are beginning to be seen in the region and may become more apparent in Washington state in the future, according to a […]

Bird owners get anti-flu advice

Hundreds of undocumented chickens live in Seattle, a clucking time bomb planted right in the urban core that poses just as great a risk for deadly bird flu as any rural chicken should the severe Asian strain of avian influenza ever finds its way to this region. All bird owners need to educate themselves how […]