As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Bay Area pond drained after avian cholera outbreak

Published 9:00 am, Saturday, January 11, 2014

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are draining a pond in Redwood Shores after an avian cholera outbreak killed 185 ducks in one week.

The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/Kc6SWQ ) that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said Friday that the disease is not a threat to humans.

Officials say the cholera outbreak likely came from birds in the east San Francisco Bay area, where an outbreak was reported at a park in Hayward.

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