~ 60 Miles East of Nome, Alaska, United States

A passenger on a small commercial plane flying between Nome and Golovin reported seeing 5-6 swans all motionless, floating on a pond. The reason of the behavior is unknown.

tundra swan

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Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council

Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council (AMBCC) was formed in 2000, the Council's purpose is to develop recommendations for the subsistence spring/summer migratory bird harvest in Alaska.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Migratory Birds in Alaska

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses can affect the health of humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. Globally, HPAI outbreaks have increased rapidly in both domestic poultry and wild birds. Recently, the H5N1 strain of HPAI has been detected in Alaska and has caused illness and death in waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls, and birds of prey in North America. The Center for Disease Control believes that the public health risk from HPAI in North America is low. 

State of Alaska Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

/ ADEC Office of the State Veterinarian

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Outbreaks and Biosecurity Toolkit from USDA APHIS

Information on Avian Influenza

/ 14 Mar 2022

Information about avian (bird) influenza type A viruses - CDC

Bering Strait Birds: Avian Flu + Die-Off Events - Strait Science

/ 26 May 2022

For several years, wild birds in Alaska have experienced various die-off events that have been caused by disease, contaminated exposure, or starvation. Andy ...

Influenza A virus subtype H5N1