First Detections Of New Avian Flu In Oregon Wild Birds, Idaho Sees Die-Offs; New Study Analyzes How Strain Spreading

May 18th, 2022

Several Canada goose goslings collected from Alton Baker Park in Eugene, OR have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), and a larger outbreak is suspected as more sick and dead waterfowl have been observed at the park. A red-tailed hawk from Eugene and an osprey collected from Dorena Reservoir (east of Cottage Grove) May 10 have also tested positive.

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Study Documents Steady, Staggering Decline In Global Bird Populations; 48 Percent In Decline, 39 Percent Stable

May 3rd, 2022

Staggering declines in bird populations are taking place around the world. Loss and degradation of natural habitats and direct overexploitation of many species are cited as the key threats to avian biodiversity. Climate change is identified as an emerging driver of bird population declines.

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