A syndrome affecting Alaskan birds is being seen with more frequency in the northwestern U.S. Birds with “long-billed syndrome” have misshapen and overgrown beaks. It’s been a problem in Alaska for more than a decade and scientists are asking for help noticing cases.
- Deformed beaks mean slow starvation for region’s birds; cause a mystery (Seattle PI, 31 Mar 2008)
Libby Casey, KUAC – Fairbanks