Visitors asked to use caution at northeast Nebraska recreation area after bird die-off

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Visitors are asked to use caution until further notice while at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area after a waterfowl die-off was reported on Tuesday.

The waterfowl were collected to be tested for the cause of death by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Due to the size of the lake and the number of geese currently utilizing it, additional birds may be affected or found over the holiday weekend.

The recreation area, along the border of South Dakota, is home to Nebraska’s second-largest reservoir.

The lake attracts waterfowl, gulls, bald eagles and other migrating birds, especially during migration periods.

Visitors should avoid all contact with sick or dead birds and report them to the commission.

Additional information can be found online at OutdoorNebraska.org.

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