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Dead Bird Reporting & Disposal
Guidelines for Disposing of Dead Birds
If you have found a dead bird on your property, please contact the California Department of Health Services by calling toll free 1-877-WNV-BIRD (1-877-968-2473) to report a dead bird, or click here to submit the information via the web site http://www.westnile.ca.gov/report_wnv.php.
Due to the high volume of reports to the hotline, the California Department of Health Services is unable to respond to each report. However, all of the information received about dead birds is used by public agencies to track where birds are dying, which is an indicator of West Nile virus activity.