The Backyard's Bird Walks are starting up soon.

Our bird walks will resume on Sunday, Feb. 5th and Tuesday, Feb. 7th. February 5th we are going to Buttertubs Marsh and we meet at the end of Buttertubs Drive.
February 7th is at the Englishman River Estuary, Shelly Road side and we meet at Shelly Road.
All our bird walks are weather permitting. Updates and cancellations will be posted to the blog by 8am the day of.

Saturday, 17 December 2022

Can I Feed the Birds Yet?

Avian Flu Update for December 2022

As of December 2022, the avian flu is still very low risk for transmission to songbirds.

Our research from reputable sources such as Bird Studies Canada, the Cornell Lab of OrnithologyEnvironment and Climate Change Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency concludes that there is currently still very little to no risk of songbirds catching avian flu.

It is safe to continue feeding your backyard birds as long as you do not have poultry, or waterfowl  visiting your feeders. Just be sure to keep the area clean and disinfect feeders once a week with a 10% bleach solution, or a 50% cleaning vinegar solution (industrial white vinegar found in hardware stores, different from cooking vinegar) and remove any old bird seed on the ground. If you do have backyard chickens but keep them at a distance from your wild bird feeding area, you can continue feeding but we recommend you be careful to keep your chickens and backyard birds well away from each other.

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