Monday May 23, 2022

Bird feeders are OK but keep wild birds from backyard chickens as avian flu spreads in Ontario: experts

As avian influenza spreads across Ontario, officials are urging people with backyard chickens to pay attention to potential signs of infection in their flocks. They’re also warning people not to feed wild birds by hand and to ensure bird feeders are kept clean to curb potential spread of the flu. Shayan Sharif, a professor at the Ontario Veterinary […]

‘The Birds Outsmarted Us’: Magpies Work Together To Give Scientists The Slip

Anyone who’s ever been swooped at by a magpie will be horrified to learn that the birds are working together. A research team in Australia studying a new kind of tracking device for birds was surprised to find that the birds were cooperating to give them the slip. “When we attached tiny, backpack-like tracking devices […]

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