Local birds need our help to stay healthy: Unfortunately, it means taking down feeders

A healthy, female pine siskin.

Pine siskins that contracted salmonella will appear puffier and more lethargic. The may not move when approached.

Since the beginning of December, a salmonella outbreak has wreaked havoc on one local bird population on the west coast. 

As a result, wildlife officials are urging all Oregon residents to take down their feeders for the time being. 

Pine siskins . . .

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