Okay, so I have been watching this second pigeon in the last week that has came to our yard that is sick. We live in Chicago and feed all of our wild birds and of course we also get some pigeons that come here too.The first sick pigeon that came here I captured after two days but she died overnight. This second one is staying on my upper level back porch( it stays there overnight even). I have been watching it and I notice it kind of moves it's head around a lot and it is pooping a lot. I have a mess to clean on my upper stairs porch( poor bird). Anyhow, is it possible this bird has this Paraxamavirus? If that is the case, what am I going to do? I read if one pigeon gets it, every one is going to get it( meaning all birds). It says it is transmittable through their feces. From what I read it said it can transmit to humans( only ones that are vulnerable or immunocomromised). I thought about trying to capture her, but I am a bit worried because I have lots of chronic health issues that effect my immune system( autoimmune issues) and I tend to catch everything. Also, I am not sure I can get her as where she is sitting if I make any move to go close to her, she can easily swoop down the stairway and fly off ( or worse, I am afraid she will try and swoop away and hurt herself).
A few concerns I have is that we have Lots of birds that come here. I am very worried about the other birds catching this. They all use the same birdbath. Also, there is tons of poop all over the place since pigeons are known for pooping all over. How the heck can I stop the spread of this if this is what this pigeon has?? Is it fatal to the bird?
Edited by 4life - 3/3/16 at 5:22am