by Connie Oswald Stofko
Although the cause of the mysterious illness that was killing songbirds this summer is still a mystery, birds are no longer getting sick. You can put your birdfeeders and bird baths back up, according to an updated statement on All About Birds from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
To try to prevent the spread of the illness, home gardeners were asked to take down birdfeeders and bird baths so birds wouldn’t congregate there. The cause of the illness hasn’t been identified.
There were no confirmed cases of the illness in New York State.
It’s always a good idea to regularly clean your feeders.