Oregonians asked to turn off lights as birds migrate north

Oregonians asked to turn off lights as birds migrate north

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — During migration season, millions of birds fly though Oregon as they head north for the summer. “We’re talking about songbirds, we’re talking about waterfowl, we’re talking about birds of prey,” Portland Audubon Society conservation director Bob Sallinger told Oregon Public Broadcasting. Most of their journey happens after the sun goes down. … Read more

Avian flu detected in wild birds in the southern Willamette Valley, more domestic poultry test positive Risk to human health is low; do not feed waterfowl and protect your poultry

Avian flu detected in wild birds in the southern Willamette Valley, more domestic poultry test positive Risk to human health is low;  do not feed waterfowl and protect your poultry

May 18, 2022 SALEM, Ore.—Several Canada goose goslings collected from Alton Baker Park in Eugene 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 … Read more