Date: 7/22/22 11:04 am From: Martha Jordan <mj.cygnus...> Subject: [Tweeters] Water bird mortalities
As some of you are aware, avian influenza has become a regular part of life out there in the bird world including parts of western Washington. Mortalities are being reported, especially from south Whidbey Island and now up in the Padilla Bay area and maybe more areas that are not being reported. Several white pelicans have been found dead in both of these areas in the past few days. One has been tested for AI and the results will not be known for at least a week or more. If it is not AI then WDFW will send it in for a full necropsy to hopefully determine why it died.