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We learn about spring bird migration, conservation efforts, and risks from avian flu

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Spring bird migration has begun, and we’ll find out what to look for, and where, this season. We will also discuss long-term bird conservation initiatives. And we’ll find out how the cases of avian flu that have been detected in Maine affect both wild and domestic birds.

Panelists:
Doug Hitchcox, staff naturalist, Maine Audubon
Derek Lovitch, owner, Freeport Wild Bird Supply; guide and author of Birdwatching in Maine: A Site Guide 

VIP Caller:
Anne Lichtenwalner, associate professor of animal and veterinary science; director,University of Maine Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Cooperative Extension and School of Food and Agriculture

Resources:
Call 866-536-7593 if you have birds you're concerned about for avian flu
Maine Bird Atlas
Every Bird in Maine: One Man's Journey to See Every Bird in Maine

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