Isn't Brian Pfieffer also a good resource for publicity. He is the
"official" naturalist for WCAX tv. I have enjoyed many of his appearances.
There is also a monthly Bird Notes show on ACROSS THE FENCE. I will forward
this to their producer.
Slayton, Tom3/3/06 9:14 [log in to unmask]
> I might be able to write them a short article on this next week. Or better
> yet, suggest it to one of their writers.
> Tom Slayton
>> From: Vermont Birds on behalf of Bruce Parfitt
>> Reply To: Vermont Birds
>> Sent: Friday, March 3, 2006 12:30 AM
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>> Subject: [VTBIRD] Important info on preventing Salmonella at feeders
>> Salmonellosis is apparently very widespread this winter. It has become
>> serious problem as far away the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where the
>> has spread to several other species of birds. There the recommendations are
>> the same as those Kent mentioned in his recent post, BUT ALSO Don't put the
>> feeders back up for one to two weeks. The fact is birds do just fine without
>> our supplemental feeding. They are much more likely to die from the
>> Salmonellosis from feeders than from starvation if there are no feeders.
>> The full recommedation from National Wildlife Health Center reads:
>> "Rake up waste seeds/droppings below the feeders. Bird feeders with
>> surfaces, cracks, or crevices are difficult to sanitize and should not be
>> used. When using feeders, the location should be changed at regular
>> Addition of more feeders may reduce crowding and minimize opportunity for
>> interaction and contamination. Birdseed should be stored in rodent proof
>> This problem should also be publicized so members of the general public
>> also take appropriate action. Anyone have a connection to the Burlington
>> Bruce Parfitt
>> Johnson, VT
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