B.C. investigating spike in bald eagle deaths
By CBC NewsNews Disease watch avian influenza H5N1
Not all dead eagles are infected but wildlife experts say avian influenza could be a contributing factor.
Highly contagious avian flu could be affecting more than just agriculture birds as wildlife experts in the province say they are starting to see concerning conditions for bald eagles and other wild birds in the southwestern part of B.C.
Caeley Thacker, a wildlife veterinarian with the B.C. Ministry of Forests, says an inter-agency effort is being made with Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Ministry of Agriculture to closely monitor the current bald eagle population and nests.
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