Idaho Birding Trail Press Releases and Blogs

  • Pine Siskins on feeder

    Help protect wild birds from Salmonellosis by cleaning and removing bird feeders temporarily

    Monday, January 11, 2021 - 5:27 PM MST

    Numerous states across the Pacific Northwest have reported birds dying from Salmonellosis. Finches, specifically pine siskins seem to be most vulnerable to Salmonellosis because of their social behavior to congregate in large flocks around feeders. Temporarily removing bird feeders for a couple of weeks and thoroughly cleaning feeders can help stop the spread.