Dead Pine Siskin found on my doorstep3D Model
January 23rd, 2021 Harewood, Nanaimo, BC
Over the past month Pine Siskins have been dying around our province. Local bird populations around BC have steadily recovered since governments across the world have innitiated lockdowns, however that also creates opportunities for pests, viruses and disease to spread. What was confirmed by wildlife sanctuaries and animal hospitals is that These Pine Siskins, located on Vancouver Island, were infected with Salmonella.
What can you do to prevent this?
Firstly; if you have bird feeders, for seeds or water, remember to clean them periodically with hot water as bateria can grow on the surface.
secondly; when throwing seeds, remember to spread them out to different areas to minimize contact between individual birds.
thirdly, if you can, keep your cats indoors, as it is not only safer for local bird populations, but also for cats as pathogens can spread between animal species.
Also I’m just tired of seeing decapitated bird heads appearing on my doorstep.