SPCA for Monterey County

Doug McKnight / KAZU News

As the weather warms up and sunrises are greeted with chirping birds, local wildlife rescue centers say it’s safe to put bird feeders back up. They asked the community to remove feeders earlier this year after they became a salmonella super-spreader for a native songbird.

Amy Red Feather, wildlife technician

Local wildlife rescue centers are asking community members to temporarily take down their bird seed feeders and bird baths. These bird magnets are spreading a deadly disease among a native songbird called Pine Siskins.

Erika Mahoney

The River Fire, south of Salinas, is 10 percent contained and has burned 2,800 acres. Around 1,500 structures are threatened and five have been damaged. Not only are people evacuating, so are their animals.

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