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Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report
October 2006 to December 2006

Reported
State
Location Dates Species Mortality Diagnosis Reported
By
AK Maritime NWR 11/20/06-11/30/06 Auklet, Crested 20 (e) Toxicosis suspect NON
CA Imperial County 12/09/06-12/13/06 Goose, Snow Lesser 60 Open NW
CA Sacramento NWR 09/29/06-10/25/06 Shoveler Northern, Wigeon, American, Coot, American, Mallard, Teal, Green-Winged 355 Botulism type C NW
CA Tulare County 10/18/06-11/03/06 Waterfowl, Unidentified, Coot, American, Duck, Ruddy, Shoveler, Northern, Sandpiper, Western 497 Open: botulism suspect NON
FL Dade County 08/24/06-09/15/06 Dove, Eurasian Collared 20 (e) Avian paromyxovirus KDL
FL Indian River 12/18/06-01/01/07 Pelican, Eastern Brown, Pelican, American White 13 Open NW
FL Dade County 09/18/06-09/25/06 Duck, Unidentified 45 Open KDL
ID Cassia County 12/05/06-12/14/06 Mallard 1,500 Aspergillosis suspect ID, NW
KS Maxwell Refuge 09/01/06-11/15/06 Bison 47 Mycoplasma UNK
MA Cape Cod National Seashore 10/15/06-12/14/06 Eider, Common 500 (e) Parasitism suspect NW
MD Poplar and Coaches Island 10/25/06-ongoing Heron, Great Blue 12 Steatitis NW
MN Upper MS NWR 12/18/06-12/20/06 Swan, Tundra (Whistling) 8 Lead poisoning, Open NW
MO Swan Lake NWR 12/16/06-ongoing Goose, Snow Lesser 45 Avian cholera NW
MT Georgetown Lake 09/29/06-10/23/06 Coot, American 1,000 (e) Open NW
MT Lake County 12/10/06-12/12/06 Mallard 15 (e) Pneumonia, Aspergillosis NW
MT Billings 11/01/06-11/01/06 Duck, Unidentified, Teal, Green-Winged, Duck, Gadwall, Duck, Ruddy, Coot, American 75 Open NW
MT Smith Lake 10/11/06-11/01/06 Coot, American 700 Open NW
NM Carlsbad 08/15/02-08/15/02 Kingbird, Western, Oriole, Unidentified, Sparrow, Unidentified, Pyrrhuloxia, Wren, Cactus 36 Undetermined UNK
NM Rio Rancho 11/10/06-12/01/06 Coot, American, Duck, Ruddy, Mallard 20 Botulism type C NW
NY Dunkirk 10/20/06-12/25/06 Loon, Common 2,000 (e) Botulism type E NW, NY
NY Dunkirk 08/15/06-09/20/06 Gull, Unidentified 18 Open: botulism suspect NYC
NY Lake Ontario 10/21/06-12/25/06 Loon, Common, Merganser, Red Breasted, Duck, Long-Tailed (Oldsquaw), Scoter, White-Winged, Grebe, Red-Necked 4000 (e) Botulism type E NW, NY
OK Hackberry Flat WMA 12/13/06-12/14/06 Mallard, Goose, Ross', Wigeon, American, Pintail, Northern, Teal, Green-Winged 21 Open: aflatoxicosis suspect NW
OK Sequoyah NWR 12/23/06-01/01/07 Goose, Snow Lesser, Goose, Ross' 13 Trauma: gunshot, Peritonitis NW
SD Lake Nicholson 11/15/06-11/30/06 Goose, Snow Greater 1,000 (e) Open: toxicosis suspect SD
WI Dane County 10/10/06-10/13/06 Raccoon 5 Parvovirus NW
WI Shawano Lake 09/20/06-12/15/06 Coot, American, Scaup, Lesser, Mallard, Duck, Ruddy, Teal - Unidentified 1,202 Parasitism suspect NW
Updates and Corrections:
Reported
State
Location Dates Species Mortality Diagnosis Reported
By
FL Dade 09/04/07-10/01/06 Duck, Muscovy, Egret, Unidentified, Heron, Unidentified, Ibis, White, Heron, Tri-colored 48 Botulism suspect KDL
FL, GA Northeast Florida, (Nassau, Duval, St. Johns Counties), (McIntosh, Camben, Glynn Counties),Southeast Georgia 09/10/06-11/30/06 Turtle, Loggerhead, Pelican, Eastern, Sandpiper, Shorebird, Unidentified, Seabird, Unidentified 200 (e) Toxicosis suspect KDL, UFL
W Lake Onalaska 09/01/06-11/29/06 Coot, American, Scaup, Lesser, Teal, Blue-winged, Duck, Bufflehead, Duck, Ruddy 3974 (e) Parasitism suspect NW

(e) = estimate; * = morbidity, not mortality

Idaho Wildlife Health Laboratory (ID), Kissimmee Diagnostic Laboratory (KDL), National Wildlife Health Center (NW), New York City Diagnostic Lab (NYC), New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NY), No diagnostics pursued (NON), South Dakota University Diagnostic Laboratory (SD), University of Florida (UFL), Unknown (UNK)

Written and compiled by: Kathryn Converse, Krysten Schuler - Western US, Grace McLaughlin, Mark Jankowski - Eastern US, and Jennifer Buckner - Technician.

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, or for Hawaiian Islands contact Thierry Work. Phone: (608) 270-2400, FAX: (608) 270-2415 or e-mail: kathy_converse@usgs.gov. USGS National Wildlife Health Center, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI, 53711

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