State Reporting Information

Report all dead birds to the California Department of Public Health.

Dead Bird online reporting
or at

Why should you report dead birds?
The State of California uses ALL reports to help identify "hot spots" of West Nile virus activity, even if the reported bird is not tested.

  • Local mosquito control agencies received reports immediately
  • Local health departments are alerted of community risk

When reporting dead birds, please provide the following:

  • Location of animal (city, zip code, street address or intersection)
  • Description of animal (color, size, and type)
  • Date found and condition of animal (intact, runover) 

West Nile Virus and
Dead Bird Hotline

(877) 968-BIRD (2473)

or online at

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