Wildlife Watch: Cleaning birdfeeders to prevent disease

Published: Feb. 14, 2023 at 6:59 PM EST
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ESSEX, Vt. (WCAX) - Many people have their bird feeders up for the winter but how often do you clean them?

With avian influenza recorded in various species -- including in our region -- experts say it’s a good idea to sanitize birdfeeders so that they don’t become transmission sites for the disease.

Ike Bendavid spoke with Toni Mikula, a wildlife specialist with Vermont Fish and Wildlife.