Report a Dead Bird

Help us protect you and your community by reporting dead birds and squirrels. Our District and the California Department of Public Health use dead bird reports to help identify increased West Nile virus activity in an area. Crows and magpies are particularly susceptible to the disease, so they make excellent early warning sentinels for virus activity.

If you see a bird that has been dead for less than 24 hours, please call 1-877-WNV-BIRD (1-877-968-2473) or report it online here.


Did you know?
Laboratory staff maintains over 90 adult mosquito surveillance devices and annually identifies over 100,000 adult mosquitoes.