A Surge Of Mysterious Bird Deaths In West Virginia And The Mid-Eastern U.S. Is Cause For Concern

Have you noticed a change in bird populations this year, specifically a decrease in certain types of them? You’re not alone. Wildlife officials have recently announced that they are receiving reports of a mysterious disease affecting certain types of birds in the mid-eastern United States, including the state of West Virginia.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate

Finally, if you observe a sick bird, you can report it to your local wildlife official with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. You can find more information about how to contact them here.

Have you observed anything unusual happening with either grackles or blue jays in your neck of the woods? While we’re on the topic, what about the chatter we’ve heard on our West Virginia Nature Lovers Facebook Group that the hummingbird sightings are down this year – is that something you’ve noticed as well?