Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Dead Crow Report

eReporting dead birds is serious business for monitoring outbreaks of diseases such as West Nile Virus. Also it may be valuable for purposes of science in general.
Today we saw two dead crows within easy walk of our house.
I'm trying to report them to King County at the dead bird reporting page  but there's a login problem that will have to wait until Monday to report. Meanwhile, I'll try emailing a report to  Dr. Marzluff at UW, who's doing a study of crows.
EDITTED: the doctor wrote back, thanking me for the information and commenting that it was probably just fledglings. So it may not be West Nile, which is good, although not very dramatic.

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