Use the pages to the left for information on other types of sick or dead wildlife
Report Sick or Dead Wild Birds
There are many instances every year when birds, mainly waterfowl and shorebirds, become sick or die from a variety of causes, such as trauma, predation, avian botulism or avian cholera. USDA along with the U.S. Department of the Interior and state wildlife agencies routinely investigate these events if large numbers of birds are impacted. Investigating sick or dead wild bird events serves as an effective tool for the early detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza.
If you notice sick or dead wild Geese, Ducks, or Shorebirds, please contact Wildlife Services at 1-866-4-USDA-WS (1-866-4-8732-97).
For all other sick or dead wild birds, please contact the West Nile Virus Dead Bird web site. The Pennsylvania West Nile Virus Control Program is currently only testing Corvids, Raptors, and Jays. Corvids include crows and ravens. Raptors include eagles, falcons, hawks, buzzards, and owls. Blue jays are included in the Jay group.
Report Sick Farm Birds at 1-866-536-7593
If you observe any group of five (5) or more sick or dead wild birds, call 1-866-4-USDA-WS (1-866-4-8732-97).