Avian Flu and Bird Feeding

Many backyard bird feeding enthusiasts are concerned about Avian flu. Is it dangerous to feed the birds? Is it safe to attract birds into my yard? According to several reputable sources including the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, backyard bird feeding and bird watching is safe. So go ahead – feed the birds! Avian Flu is caused by the H5N1 virus. To date, this virus has not been found in people or the types of birds

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