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Cornell Lab of Ornithology


House Finch Disease Survey

The House Finch Disease Survey

is coordinated by the

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology


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The House Finch Disease Survey is an unprecedented opportunity for volunteers to help researchers track the spread of an infectious disease in a wildlife population. Participants record the visits of House Finches and American Goldfinches at their feeders and the occurrence of diseased birds, and then send their data to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. In doing so, they help scientists document the occurrence and spread of mycoplasmal conjuncitivitis in the United States and Canda.


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Topic - birds, finches, bird feeders, disease, conjunctivitis

Audience - public, bird watchers

Location - North America, birdfeeders, backyards

Goals - research, education, conservation



House Finch Disease Survey Project Leader  email the HOFI team


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