Tag: grackles

July 28, 2021

Mysterious bird blindness cases drop in D.C. area

A mysterious but deadly disease that causes blindness in blue jays, grackles, starlings and other birds in the Washington, D.C. area and nearby states is disappearing just as fast as...

June 4, 2021

Why are blind birds appearing around D.C.?

Wildlife experts say a high numbers of birds in the Washington, D.C., area are turning up blind, often dead or dying, but they don’t know what’s causing it. The Washington...

September 20, 2019

Watch: Keeping out birds lets in pests

The netting used on live oak trees in Texas may do a good job of keeping out bothersome birds such as grackles and pigeons, but research shows their absence may...