Caroline Van Hemert at the US Geological Survey in Anchorage has done a lot of research into bill deformities and avian keratin disorder. She may be able to provide a contact in Washington.
On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 1:43 PM <dpdvm...> wrote:
> Hi Peggy, > > About ten years ago I sent the last bill overgrowth bird to a researcher > at the U of Alaska, Fairbanks and USGS. I could not find her name. I > believe they isolated a virus as the cause and I do not know if there is > ongoing research. I euthanized and sent her a couple of Red-tailed Hawks, a > Crow and a Turkey Vulture! > > > > Best, > > > > Dave Parent DVM > > Useless Bay Animal Clinic, Freeland, WA > > > > *From:* Peggy Mundy <peggy_busby...> > *Sent:* Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:09 PM > *To:* TWEETERS Tweeters <tweeters...> > *Subject:* [Tweeters] long-billed syndrome question > > > > Hi Tweeters: > > Is anyone in Western Washington tracking or researching the occurrence of > long-billed syndrome? I saw a male house sparrow at Wiley Slough last week > that appears to have a slightly misshaped bill and wondered if it should be > reported anywhere. I found an article online, but it was several years old > and did not identify the researcher. > > > > thanks, > > Peggy Mundy > > peggy_busbyATyahoo.com > > Bothell, WA > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Tweeters mailing list > <Tweeters...> > http://mailman11.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters >