Date: 6/19/18 10:49 am
From: Elise W <ewolf97...>
Subject: [COBOL] dead finches
Judy is right. Take down all feeders. Soak in a 10% bleach solution. Wash
again with soap and water to get bleach film off, then rinse 4 times. Dry
completely.

Leave down for a couple days to get sick birds moved off.

Wash bird baths too. Never use wood. Or if you do soak the you know out of
it.

Diseases: house finch disease is conjunctivitis, affecting the eyes.
However, it can make them just be ill without obvious eye crustiness. These
birds starve to death, and you will see an otherwise "healthy" bird simply
sitting at the feeder, often in the lower tray. his is more likely than
salmonella with the finches (yes Goldfinches are getting this now, super
sad). Pine siskins tend to be more vulnerable to salmonella, but that can
affect any bird as well. As can, coccidia, giardia, respiratory illness,
parasites, etc.

If this was a family, then they could all be seriously affected by
parasites (mites, internal). bust most likely house finch disease.

If you get me a bird, I will assess.


Elise Wolf
Native Bird Care
Sisters, OR
541-728-8208

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