Daily Archives: October 18, 2012

Avian botulism kills off hundreds of loons and other birds

Nearly 300 loons and other birds have been reported dead along the shores of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Detroit Free Press today reported that southwest and northwest winds in recent weeks caused the birds to wash ashore. Botulism … Continue reading

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Michigan’s oldest banded loon dies from avian botulism

Michigan’s oldest banded loon died last weekend on a Lake Michigan beach, according to ┬áMichigan Audubon Society which reported that the 21-year-old loon died from avian botulism. The loon is known as “The Patriarch.” It was born in 1991 to … Continue reading

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