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Originally Posted by burk313 View Post
I was encountering multiple flushes in heavy laurel in uncut forests of the GWNF... It seems to me if West Nile was killing all PAs birds then it should be killing VAs birds also...That's why PAs biologists need to work with other close by states biologists to try to figure how many the virus is killing... VA has birds of prey also and they have MANY more bobcats then PA has which also kill grouse...

West Nile Virus is not killing all the grouse in PA. There are plenty of grouse left in parts of the state. Yes there are fewer grouse in certain areas and perhaps none left in certain areas. It is a combination of factors that have reduced the numbers. WNV, habitat lose, predators, ect.
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