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This brant was seen at Mile 16 of the Nome-Council Road exhibiting spinning behavior.


Photo by: J. Saclaman and J. Garcia-Montes
Brant goose

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Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Outbreaks

/ ADEC Office of the State Veterinarian

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Outbreaks and Biosecurity Toolkit from USDA APHIS

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Migratory Birds in Alaska | U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses can affect the health of humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. Globally, HPAI outbreaks have increased rapidly in both domestic poultry and wild birds. Recently, the H5N1 strain of HPAI has been detected in Alaska and has caused illness and death in waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls, and birds of prey in North America. The Center for Disease Control believes that the public health risk from HPAI in North America is low. 

Bering Strait Birds: Avian Flu + Die-Off Events - Strait Science

/ 26 May 2022

For several years, wild birds in Alaska have experienced various die-off events that have been caused by disease, contaminated exposure, or starvation. Andy ...

Brant (goose)