Migratory Bird Patterns: Animation from Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Canada geese

Curious about why bird diseases may show up in a seasonal pattern? See Citizen Science Reveals Annual Bird Migrations Across Continents, courtesy eBird and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which helps illustrate how avian influenza may show up in the US in spring and fall. Wild birds are great travelers, and Avian Influenza virus may spread among them during their breeding seasons (when they aggregate). Because many of these wild birds may carry the virus, but not be ill with it, there is a risk that wild birds can make our domestic birds ill. Please help keep wild birds, and domestic birds, healthy by KEEPING THEM APART. This includes water and feed sources. We refer to this practice as biosecurity, and it’s a simple and powerful tool to prevent disease.