Blue Hills Trailside Museum Moves Birds Indoors In Avian Flu Safety Measure

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MILTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio— The otter is still there, but the birds are gone.

The Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton relocated the birds to help prevent the spread of Avian flu.

"We actually moved all of our birds inside the building or under covering," Lauren Gordon with MassAudobon, which runs the museum, told WBZ's Chris Fama.

HPAI was detected in Massachusetts waterfowl earlier this month and has been found in backyard flocks around the country.

"It is a highly contagious disease" Gordon said.

So visitors won't be seeing the museum's winged exhibits for a while — and for some the experience just isn't the same.

"That is one of the highlights," one guest said. "Seeing the snow owl and the eagle and the hawks."

Gordon says MassAudobon is looking to have the birds back up by the summer. "We're hoping by June 1st," she said.

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