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Backyard Birds

All About House Finch Eye Disease: A Guide for Backyard Birders

Red, swollen eyes, crusty eyelids, and a struggle to see. These are the telltale signs of House Finch Eye Disease, a contagious bacterial infection plaguing our house finches. This backyard bird disease is raising concerns across the country. While it’s not a threat to humans, House Finch Eye Disease can significantly impact bird populations. Let’s […]

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Backyard Birds

Avian Influenza: Protecting Our Birds from a Global Threat

Avian influenza, often shortened to “bird flu,” might conjure images of pandemics and poultry farms, but its reach extends far beyond. This highly contagious viral disease can strike our birds, casting a shadow over their vibrant presence in our backyards. Understanding avian influenza, its symptoms, and how to protect our feathered friends is crucial. This

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Backyard Birds

Aspergillosis: Protecting Your Backyard Birds from Fungal Spores

Aspergillosis, a name often associated with human lung infections, can also silently strike our feathered friends. This fungal disease, caused by microscopic spores of the Aspergillus mold, lurks in unexpected places and can be a silent, yet potentially fatal, threat to our beloved backyard birds. But fear not, bird lovers! By understanding Aspergillosis, its symptoms,

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Backyard Birds

Understanding Backyard Bird Diseases: A Comprehensive Guide

Beyond vibrant plumages, a silent threat may lurk among our backyard feathery friends: Backyard Bird Diseases. While headlines often focus on large and popular  birds a quieter worry floats among folks that feed birds in their backyards: are our beloved songbirds next?  This comprehensive guide delves into the complex world of backyard bird diseases, providing

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Backyard Birds

California Backyard Feeder Birds: The Definitive Guide

Here, I share my identification guide for the birds that visit backyard feeders in the State of California. I have prepared custom identification pictures and gathered information about the 28 species most frequently reported at feeders by folks that feed backyard birds in the Golden State. In addition to the ID images, I have also