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Oh, deer! White-tailed deer found to have Covid-19 antibodies.

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Oh, deer! White-tailed deer found to have Covid-19 antibodies.

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently discovered that wild white-tailed deer in four states - Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania - were exposed to SARS-CoV-2. None showed signs of critical illness. None were wearing masks.

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Your bird feeder may be sickening songbirds

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Your bird feeder may be sickening songbirds

 

In an undated article from MyMcClallumCounty.com, "Your backyard bird bath or feeder may be inadvertently sickening songbirds. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says there have been surging reports of sick or dead birds at backyard feeders in parts of western Washington."

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Join a nationwide bird counting event without leaving home.

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Join a nationwide bird counting event without leaving home.

 

How would you like to join others in an organized bird count without leaving home? Yes, you can!

Each year during the month of February, the National Audubon Society conducts The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The event lasts four days. It’s fun, easy, and it shouldn’t cost you dime.

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What are you doing this holiday season? You could be bird-watching!

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What are you doing this holiday season? You could be bird-watching!

 

Maybe it's much too early in the game
Aah, but I thought I'd ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's Eve?

You could be bird-watching!

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Enjoy bird-watching? Volunteer for an important survey.

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Enjoy bird-watching? Volunteer for an important survey.

 

If you enjoy bird-watching, you might be interested in participating in the annual North American Breeding Bird Survey. The NBBS website states, “Each spring over 2500 skilled amateur birders and professional biologists volunteer to participate in the North American BBS.”

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