Avian Disease Prevention
From summer through fall, SFBBO helps to prevent the spread of botulism by collecting dead, sick, and injured birds in South Bay sloughs for the Avian Disease Prevention Project. Botulism is caused by the toxin Clostridium botulinum which occurs naturally within bacteria in anaerobic soil, and infected birds may eventually become paralyzed. Birds rescued in the early stages of the disease respond well to treatment with a 70% recovery rate. This project has been running since 1982.
Cities of San Jose and Sunnyvale
Avian Disease Prevention Volunteer Opportunities
Avian Disease Prevention Volunteer Manual (pdf)