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June 10, 2022


Bird flu is here.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,                                                                                                               

As we inch closer to summer, the morning light arrives earlier in the day. And with that early light comes the chorus of birds. Birds are so beautiful to listen to and to watch. But, for heaven’s sake, don’t touch sick or dead birds. Why would anyone do that? Apparently enough people to warrant the Department of Health to issue a warning to not touch birds. This is because of an outbreak of avian influenza, also known as bird flu, impacting wild birds including Canada geese, snow geese, bald eagles, and other raptors.

For those of you bird touching deniers, click here for more information and facts on what to do if you see a sick or injured bird, or if you suspect you might have bird flu.

Some of my team is still out sick (not from touching birds, I assure you), so this enews edition is shorter than usual. As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at  

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.