Sick and dead Pine Siskins continue to be reported throughout the West. Here is an informative article from the Portland Audubon Wildlife Care Center outlining what you should do if you see struggling birds in your backyard. I’ve taken my seed feeders down in my backyard since I had several casualties even though I was cleaning the feeders every two days. I’ll assess the situation in a couple of weeks.

Thanks for caring for our birds,

Carol Mockridge, President
Rogue Valley Audubon Society

https://audubonportland.org/blog/help-pine-siskins-by-practicing-safe-bird-feeding/

By Stephanie Herman, Wildlife Care Center Manager. As many have noticed, Pine Siskins are everywhere this year, bringing larger numbers of these delightful birds to our yards and feeders.Right now, these birds do need our help. Our Wildlife Care Center is seeing increased admissions of flocking birds, primarily Pine Siskins.