Here is the federal species list of birds examined dead with West
Not all of these species are like the Crow that has a 100% mortality
It is just to soon to tell what is in store for us.
--- In "Martyn Stewart"
> This is the kind of thing I wish authorities in the areas would
> us all a clue as to what we are loosing, I had not heard of Raptors,
> Owls dying off because of West Nile. As I said, here in Seattle they
> only test for Corvid's and Jays, maybe because they think the
> you finding one of these is greater than a bird of prey?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Danielson
> Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 6:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] Re: West Nile & Crows
> >Rich Peet wrote:
> >> In my area, MN. West Nile is very area specific. It hits
> >> neighborhoods one at a time. From first symptoms seen to death
> >> crows appears to be about 3 days. They don't even seem to care
> >> testing birds here any more as it is here to stay. Lost about
> >> the crows last fall, to soon to tell about this year. GH Owl
> >> appears to be much higher but I know of no stats and that is
> >> observations.
> >> We have an under reaction here rather than an over reaction.
> >> media reports about birds, people, and horses. No mention that
> >> large hog operations are also symptomatic. But that would mean
> >> would have to talk about the human food supply being infected.
> >> one talks about it. Except a few of us on the edge.
> >It's also being used here as a reason for draining wetlands.
> >I've not seen any crows in trouble, and we have lots around. I have
> >noticed many less songbirds since the spraying started. And I'm 6
> >from the nearest town that's spraying.
> >I'm sure the loss of songbirds will be pointed out as ones that
> >from West Nile. If anyone notices at all, that is. No testing
> >do not know what killed the birds. In the few times testing has
> >done around here, West Nile itself was exceedingly scarce.
> Then you probably don't have the virus in your area yet. West nile
> was documented here in milwaukeelast summer and in many spots
> Wisconsin. Its very obvious. many dead birds. song birds too. Rich
> right about the owls. Wis DNR confirrmed many raptors were killed.
> Rob D.
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