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Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report
January 2002 to March 2002

Reported
State
Location Dates Species Mortality Diagnosis Reported
By
AK Chitina River, Cordova 01/01/02-01/09/02 Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan 8 Open NW
AL Gulf Shores State Park 02/25/02-03/10/02 Unidentified Loon, Brown Pelican, Herring Gull, Mallard, Northern Gannet 20(e) Aspergillosis NW
AR Stone Co., Stout Pond 01/24/02-02/05/02 Wood Frog 5 Expose NW
AR Stone Co., Ozark NF 02/26/00-02/26/00 Wood Frog 140 Predation NW
AR Stone Co., Ozark NF 02/09/01-02/09/01 Wood Frog 35 Predation suspect NW
CA Salton Sea NWR 02/08/02-02/28/02 Ross' Goose 20 Open NW
CA Stanislaus Co., San Joaquin NWR 01/21/02-02/06/02 Ross' Goose, Canada (Aleutian), Snow Goose, American Coot, Northern Shoveler 233 Avian cholera NW
CA Sutter Co., Sutter NWR 01/15/02-02/12/02 Snow Goose, Northern Pintail, Ross' Goose, American Coot, White-fronted Goose 250(e) Avian cholera NW
FL Okaloosa & Walton Co.,Destin Harbor 02/01/02-ongoing Brown Pelican, Common Loon, Osprey, Herring Gull, Unidentified Gull 55(e) Open NW
FL Everglades NP 02/25/02-ongoing Green Tree Frog, Cuban Tree Frog, American Coot 15(e) Open NW
GA Richmond Co. 08/01/01-01/31/02 American Crow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Blue Jay 12(e) Salmonellosis SC
IA Marion Co., Lake Red Rock 03/19/02-03/20/02 Red-breasted Merganser 38 Trauma: Weather NW
ID Canyon Co,, Caldwell 01/30/02-02/15/02 Mallard, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Red-tailed Hawk, Mute Swan 250(e) Toxicosis: Famphur ID, NW
IL Great River NWR 01/11/02-01/13/02 Common Grackle, Rusty Blackbird 30(e) Trauma: Gunshot NW
IL Winnebago Co., Rockford 12/26/01-ongoing House Sparrow 100(e) Salmonellosis NW
KY Corbin 01/06/02-01/10/02 American Crow 100(e) Clostridium perfringens, Viral infection NW, SC
LA Monroe 01/14/02-02/15/02 House Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-bellied 15(e) Salmonellosis NW
LA North Avovelles Parish, Town of Vick 01/29/02-02/05/02 Snow Goose 30(e) Starvation NW
LA Offshore Lousiana 01/05/02-01/10/02 Brown Pelican 50(e) Exposure: Hypothermia NW
LA Port Fourchon 01/11/02-02/01/02 Brown Pelican 2O(e) Emaciation NW
LA Residential area 03/04/02-03/04/021 Brown-headed Cowbird 93 Open NW
MD Montgomery Co., Rockville 01/14/02-01/14/02 European Starling 130(e) Trauma suspect NW
MD Montgomery Co., Silver Spring 12/18/01-12/18/01 European Starling 20(e) Toxicosis: nitrate suspect MD, NW
NC HydeCo., Mattamuskeet NWR 02/13/02-02/14/02 Tundra Swan 34 Gout: visceral NW
NY Albany Co., Albany 12/01/01-03/01/02 American Crow 1,000(e) Enteritis: hemorrhagic NW, NY
OH Mahoning Co., Co., Boardman 01/14/02-01/15/02 American Crow 45 Enteritis: hemorrhagic NW
OR Tillamook Co. 11/02/01-11/08/02 California Gull 50 Toxicosis: organophosphorus cmpd. suspect NW
PA Erie Co., PA, Presque Isle State Park 06/23/01-12/01/01 Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Ring-billed Gull, Oldsquaw Sanderling 2,500(e) Botulism type CAN, NW
PA Pike Co. Delaware Water Gap NRA 02/10/02-02/13/02 Eastern Spotted Newt 1,500(e) Exposure suspect NW
WA Yakima Co.. 03/07/02-03/07/02 American Crow 15 Toxicosis: organophosphorus cmpd. suspect NW
WI WI River area 11/27/01-04/09/02 Bald Eagle 30 (e) Open NW, WI
Updates and Corrections:
Reported
State
Location Dates Species Mortality Diagnosis Reported
By
AR Garland Co., Lake Ouachita 05/18/01-11/09/01 Bald Eagle 1 Vacuolar myelinopathy NW
CO El Paso Co., Colorado Springs area 06/01/01-ongoing Raccoon, Red Fox 900 (e) Canine distemper NW
FL Lee Co., Gasparilla Is 10/30/01-12/30/01 American White Pelican 20 (e) Toxicosis: brevetoxin NW
GA J Strom Thurmond Lake/Clarks Hill Lake 10/20/01-02/04/02 Canada Goose, Bald Eagle 18 Vacuolar myelinopathy NW
NC Moore Co., Woodlake 10/24/01-12/31/01 American Coot\ 25 (e) Vacuolar myelinopathy NW
VA City of Richmond

06/12/99-06/20/99

Bull Frog

19

Fungal
Infection:
chytrid

NW

(e) = estimate

Alaska Fish and Game Department (AK), Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZ), B.C. Ministry of Environment (BC), Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Center (CCW), Center for Disease Control (CDC), California Fish and Game Wildlife Investigations Lab (CFG), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN), USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NW), New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NY), Oregon Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife (OR), Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University (PA), Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCW), San Diego County Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (SDC), Environment Ministry Laboratory of Toronto (TOR), Wyoming Game and Fish (WY), Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WA), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI) , US Army, Fort Meade (USA), University of California Davis (UCD), US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

Written and compiled by Rex Sohn, Western US, Kathryn Converse, Central US, Emi Saito/Grace McLaughlin - Eastern US, NWHC. The Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report is available at http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov. To report mortality or receive information about this report, contact the above NWHC staff, e-mail: kathy_converse@usgs.gov., or for Hawaiian Islands contact Thierry Work. Phone: (608) 270-2400, FAX: (608) 270-2415 or write USGS National Wildlife Health Center, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711.

Quarterly Mortality Reports

For additional information please contact Dr. Scott Wright, USGS National Wildlife Health Center - Disease Investigations Branch Chief, at 608-270-2460 or Paul Slota, USGS National Wildlife Health Center - Support Services Branch Chief at 608-270-2420.

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