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Threat of Supply Chain Interruption Due to Rail Strike

Threat of Supply Chain Interruption Due to Potential Freight Rail Strike Supply Chain Interruption Threat Due to Freight Rail Strike U.S. Government officials are currently working to avoid freight railroad workers going on strike this Friday, September 16th, due to the failure of rail companies and unions to reach an agreement. About 125,000 workers could…

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Polarized Light for Improved Bird Feeding

Polarized Light for Better Bird Feeding The Wild Bird Feeding Institute is pleased to announce the results of a groundbreaking new study with Dr. Bruce Robertson at Bard College on bird vision. The WBFI Research Foundation supported a pilot study determining that birds are actively using polarized light to locate food sources, and that polarized…

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Avian Flu Announcement June 1, 2022

Avian Flu cases have dropped significantly in both wild and domestic birds. Cases are spread across multiple states, with only 6 events in May for wild birds in the US (~500 individuals of mostly Snow Goose). The last end date for an AIV event was two weeks ago. Canada has had more positive events, but…

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Avian Flu Update 5-12 

Avian Flu Update May 19, 2022 What is the current status of HPAI H5 avian influenza spread in North America? As of May 12th, avian influenza has spread from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast. However, cases on the Atlantic Coast have decreased dramatically as the continent moves further into spring. In the United…

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Avian Flu Update 4-29

Avian Flu Update April 29, 2022 WBFI MEMBERS & NETWORK: Thank you to those that asked important questions during our members’ webinar last week. If you are a member, you can access the recording through the membership portal to get a recent update from partnered naturalist, Zach Hutchinson. We have heard from many experts that…

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Avian Flu Announcement 4-15-22

Avian Flu Announcement April 15, 2022 WBFI members: The Wild Bird Feeding Institute is working with leading experts to keep our members informed about issues that may affect the hobby of bird feeding. The health and safety of wildlife are our primary concerns, and we have been closely monitoring the Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)…

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February, 2022 Bird Flu Update By Jenna McCullough, WBFI Partnered Researcher February 18, 2022   Recently, there are reports of an outbreak of a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus [HPAI A(H5N1)] in commercial poultry and backyard flocks following its identification in wild birds earlier this year. The threat to the general public is considered to…

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Why Bird Feeding is Important

Why Bird Feeding is Important Putting up a bird feeder is beautiful way to connect with the earth and see the delicacy of nature from the comfort of your home, but did you know the many other benefits as well? By simply putting up a feeder by your home, you can help with local sustainability efforts, improve bird health and populations, better your mental health, and help support…

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The Art of Attracting Birds to Your Yard

The Art of Attracting Birds to Your Yard No one becomes a great painter overnight.  Time, research, and care are all necessary for any work of art, and the same goes for attracting birds to your yard, which is why the Wild Bird Feeding Institute (WBFI) is here to help. With these few tips, you will not only be contributing to the wellbeing of our…

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