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Wildlife Alert: Unknown Bird Disease Outbreak

Reports of sick and dying birds have been reported in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. The birds are infected with a pathogen that causes the birds’ eyes to swell and release a crusty discharge. Birds also present abnormal behavior and neurological problems. At this point, the cause has not been identified. 

Birds that congregate at feeders and water baths can spread avian diseases to other birds.