Updated June 6, 2022
The health and safety of COASST surveyors on the beach is always our primary concern – we posted about best practices for bird handling on this page last month, and will continue to keep that page updated with CDC recommendations and case reports in the US over the coming months.
Bird flu kills nearly 1,500 threatened Caspian terns on Lake Michigan islands: WKAR Public Media, June 29
Hundreds of Dead Birds Wash Up on Martha’s Vineyard: Officials Fear Bird Flu: NBC Boston, June 29
Avian influenza cases have doubled statewide, but no reports from the North Slope yet: The Arctic Sounder, June 23
Regional Birds Sent To Lab To Be Tested For Avian Flu: Nome Nugget, June 23
Country diary: Avian flu is devastating the seabirds of the Northern Isles: The Guardian, June 25
Avian influenza: Northern gannets on Bass Rock hit by bird flu: The Herald, June 16
Avian flu has jumped from chickens to wild birds and is spreading fast: The Conversation, June 14
Bird flu continuing to circulate in UK seabirds, RSPB warns: Farming UK, June 11
Hundreds of seabirds wash up on Scots shores as avian flu spreads: The Scottish Sun, June 7
Thousands of birds dying as avian flu runs riot among seabird colonies: Shetland News, May 31
Hundreds of dead birds washed up on Solway Coast amid avian flu: BBC, February 6
More than 20 wild birds at Hualien Creek estuary died abnormally and were sent for examination to confirm H5N1 infection: UDN, May 28 (google translate required to read!)
5,000 dead cranes counted at Hula Lake reserve amidst bird flu outbreak: Times of Israel, December 26, 2021.