Monitoring the Mysterious Bird Disease

Two American Goldfinches at a bird feeder
American Goldfinches

We have received quite a few questions about the mysterious disease impacting birds in some states to our south.

We’re in touch with local wildlife officials and health experts. To our knowledge, the disease has not yet been observed in Massachusetts but we will continue to monitor the situation and advise accordingly.

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About Hillary T.

Where: Mass Audubon Headquarters, Lincoln Who: Massachusetts transplant by way of Florida and New York. Raising two young girls, who she hopes will be budding naturalists Favorite part of the job: Learning something new every day from some of the smartest and most enthusiastic groups of people

4 thoughts on “Monitoring the Mysterious Bird Disease

  1. Marcia

    I just found a dead warbler on my deck, but it may have hit the French doors as I found it 3 feet From the door and there looks like an impact Mark and the window higher up. I live in western Ma

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  2. Michael Kane

    I have all of a sudden had two dead birds in the past few weeks here in Newton MA. One or both had their heads missing so I assume it was a predator (though they were not otherwise obviously damaged or eaten. A grackle and a chickadee. We get lots of birds at our feeder. Now today one of the rock doves is standing, not moving even when lightly poked, still alive, eyes closed, perhaps a little white around the eyes. Never had any bird do that. Don’t know who to report to or what to do but wait for the bird to presumably die and put it in the trash.

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