The wild bird migration has been affected by the avian influenza outbreak. In the first flood of geese coming into the region, North Dakota Game and Fish Wildlife Veterinarian Charlie Bahnson says the virus has been reported in approximately 50 birds out of the four million migrating overall. “It doesn’t seem like a lot, but even a small fraction of that big of a number equates to a lot of infected birds.” In addition to the snow geese population, Bahnson says there are also positive reports from raptors like owls, eagles, and hawks.
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