The ebb of winter weather is culling concerns over the possible spread of salmonella among songbirds in the Pineywoods, but the impact of the outbreak highlights the same basic lessons people been hard-pressed to relearn over the past year and the dire straits faced by at least one species of bird.

This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory cautioning Americans to be particularly wary of sick or dead birds as multiple states have experienced shown outbreaks of salmonella linked to songbirds, particularity pine siskins.

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