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Virus kills cormorants, other waterbirds in southern Minnesota

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LITCHFIELD - Hundreds of double-crested cormorants and ring-billed gulls on Pigeon Lake in Meeker County and Minnesota Lake in Faribault County have died from an avian virus suspected to be Newcastle disease, according to the Minnesota DNR).

Final laboratory test results are expected later this month, said Erika Butler, DNR wildlife veterinarian.

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