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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
Michigan’s oldest banded loon dies from avian botulism
Michigan’s oldest banded loon died last weekend on a Lake Michigan beach, according to Michigan 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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