Kentuckians encouraged to report sick, dead birds to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has established an online reporting system for the public to report encounters with sick or dead birds.

In late May, the department began receiving reports of sick and dying birds with eye swelling and crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs. State wildlife agencies in Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia have reported similar problems. No definitive cause of death has been identified at this time. Thus far, species affected have been blue jays, common grackles and European starlings, but other species may be affected as well.


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