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I just spent several hours tonight collating some of this so it might give us something of an overview. I might NOT have them all, but this is what I have so far.
Bird Deaths December 2010 - January 2011
South Korea, December 2010
So far, more than 100,000 chickens have been culled and more than 10,000 ducks due to new outbreak of avian flu.
New Zealand, December 2010
Penguins, petrels and other seabirds are dying in large numbers and washing up on our shores, says the Department of Conservation (DOC), NZ.
Autopsy reports showed they died of starvation due to a lack of small fish to feed on in the ocean.
North Carolina, USA. December 2010. (It was originally thought these deaths were caused by malicious humans, but that has now been retracted).
Large number of pelicans
Cause : presently unknown (awaiting results)
Arizona, USA. 26 December 2010
70 plus bats
Cause - one theory is because it was “unseasonably warm”
Illinois, USA. Late December 2010 onwards
Multiple birds (estimate 50 - 100), clustered around a few households.
Kentucky, USA. Late December 2010.
Lots of birds (seemed to fall only in this lady’s backyard)
Tennessee, USA. Estimated time of death last week of December 2010
120 blackbirds (very localised cluster)
Georgia, USA. 30 December 2010
3 rare cranes (all found together)
Arkansas (Beebee), USA. 31 Dec 2010
Reputedly killed by fleeing from fireworks
Chile, South America, 2 Jan 2011
Thousands of birds fall from the sky and die
Manitoba, Canada, 3 January 2010
10,000s of Birds Found Dead in Manitoba
Cause : local reports suggest bird flu
Louisiana, USA. (Labarre) 3 Jan 2011
500 blackbirds and starlings
Cause presently unknown
Italy, around 3 January 2011
Cause unknown at this time
Japan, 3 January 2011
Multiple birds death
Suspected : avian flu
Sweden, 4 January 2011
50 - 100 jackdaws
Local vet theorises they were scared by fireworks, landed on a road and “didn’t know how to fly away from cars which hit them”.
East Texas, USA, 5 Jan 2011
200 birds found dead on a bridge
Theory : “Hit by cars”