Sitka Nature Show #262 – Victoria Vosburg and Jen Cedarleaf

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The May 8th show featured a conversation with Victoria Vosburg and Jen Cedarleaf. We spoke about the highly pathogenic avian influenza that is impacting birds throughout North America. At the time of the recording, it had not yet been reported in Alaska. However, within a couple of days the first cases were confirmed. This disease is carried by many species, but has been causing high mortality in raptors and domestic chickens.

For more more information on the disease see the USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Service page

Also, the USDA has a resource page for keepers of chickens to help minimize the chances of domestic flocks becoming infected.

28 June 2022 Update (KCAW news story)

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