Feeding Birds on Seabrook Island

Recently a question was asked on our neighborhood social media site about if it is safe to feed our wild birds. Earlier this spring there was an outbreak of avian salmonellosis in the southeast that affected pine siskin, purple finch, and American goldfinch. People in our area were asked to remove their feeders until the affected birds had migrated out. There is another outbreak of an avian disease, but, as of now, it does not appear to be in our area.

The linked article from Bird Watcher’s Digest reports where the outbreaks are and offers great suggestions on what we need to do as backyard bird enthusiasts to keep our birds safe.