Residents walking in the River Valley and around Henderson Lake may have noticed a number of deceased waterfowl recently.
While the City makes efforts to remove deceased animals where possible, due to the instability of the lake ice it is unsafe for staff to remove the waterfowl at this time.
Generally, much of the waterfowl population around Lethbridge and area fly south for the winter but this season, we're seeing many of the waterfowl staying in the city.
We're working with the School of Environmental Sciences at Lethbridge College to determine the cause of death of the waterfowl.
Residents are reminded not to feed waterfowl as this provides them with a lack of substantive nutrition, can delay migration and lead to overcrowding of waterfowl habitats.
Residents should also note that avian influenza is being monitored by the relevant provincial authorities. Please refrain from contact with birds to minimize the risk of transmission.
To report a deceased bird, phone the Alberta Government at 310-0000.
Click here to see an infographic on how to help prevent the spread of Avian Influenza from the Government of Canada.
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