Death of songbirds probably unrelated to the emergence of cicadas
As experts continue to probe the cause of the disease that kills songbirds in the eastern United States and parts of the Midwest, Connecticut officials say the deaths are likely unrelated to the emergence of the cicadas this year.
Songbirds – such as robins, cardinals, blue jays, finches, sparrows, crows, orioles, and chickadees – have appeared dead in the mid-Atlantic region and parts of the Midwest. from April. Researchers have since tested for potential diseases. Many known diseases have been ruled out, but the cause remains unknown, according to the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.