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700 birds found dead in Skagit Bay area

Die-off likely caused by highly contagious bird flu

A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist collects dead snow geese suspected of avian influenza on Camano Island near Skagit Bay in December. WDFW continues to ask members of the public who find sick or dead birds to report them immediately and not touch them.
A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist collects dead snow geese suspected of avian influenza on Camano Island near Skagit Bay in December. WDFW continues to ask members of the public who find sick or dead birds to report them immediately and not touch them. (Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has collected more than 700 sick or dead water

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