Re: [slocobirding] Dying Pigeons
- Bill and all:
Some years ago I found a number of dead and dying Band-tailed Pigeons in the
same area, at the same time of year. I caught one bird and took it to a
local animal rescue organization that has a volunteer vet. The word I got
back was that the bird had a fungal infection in its trachea, and that these
episodes recur infrequently among the Band-tails.
Arroyo Grande, CA
----- Original Message -----
From: "William Bouton" <bbouton@...>
To: "SLOCO Birds" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 5:30 PM
Subject: [slocobirding] Dying Pigeons
> Sorry to Calbirds subscribers for cross-posting.
> On Thursday, March 6, I noticed in Upper Lopez Cyn three dead Band-tailed
Pigeons lying on the road. Never having seen a dead pigeon in Lopez before,
I wondered if someone with a gun had been shooting them and throwing them
> Today, (March 9), I went back with friends and hiked the Big Falls Trail.
Not only did I note three dead pigeons on the road, but also five more along
the trail. Driving out, we saw an obviously sick pigeon stumbling along the
> I'm wondering if anyone has noticed this elsewhere or has any information
about what might be going on.
> Bill Bouton
> San Luis Obispo, CA USA
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