wild birds

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To lower the potential spread of disease, state wildlife officials want Florida residents to keep their bird feeders clean. They’re already getting multiple reports about sick or dead songbirds of a certain species in the North Florida area in the last month.

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Florida is famous for its plants and animals so it stands to reason a state built on tourism would fight invasive species to keep its native populations going strong. But in Key West, birds of many feathers, flock together.

The Key West Wildlife Center is tucked behind a large group of palm trees, in a shady parking lot across from a busy beach. But it’s little corner of paradise is drastically different from the short island shrubs and hot pavement spread right out in front of it.