This website is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution.

The Ornithological Council recognizes the growing interest in avian influenza as a potentially serious problem for birds and people. The purpose of this page is to provide links to sites that seek to provide current information about this emerging issue.

The Ornithological Council’s purposes are to:
* Link the scientific community with public and private decision-makers
* Provide timely information about birds to help ensure scientifically-based decisions, policies, and management actions
* Inform ornithologists of proposals and actions that affect birds or the study of birds
* Speak for scientific ornithology on public policy issues

They include a link to Canada’s National Wildlife Research Centre, Wildlife Diseases Precautions (“Biosafety Practices”) when handling wild birds default.asp?lang=en&n=85DA56D5

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