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Fox, Alaska, United States

This winter large numbers of redpolls have been observed at bird feeders, from Fairbanks to Anchorage. ADFG reports that mass mortality events of redpolls have also been observed. ADFG advises homeowners not to handle dead or sick birds, and to prevent pets from coming in contact with them. Bird illness may be caused by a bacteria that could also affect people and pets.

Redpolls at the feeders. Standing room only.
M. Brubaker
Report posted to X by USFWS on February 10, 2024

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