FWC HomeHealth and Disease : Health Advisories : Bird Mortality Reporting

Surveillance for Wild Bird Die-offs

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is cooperatively working with the Florida Department of Health on a wild bird mortality database. This project was initiated to support surveillance for bird die-offs and aids in monitoring for Avian Influenza (AI) and West Nile Virus (WNV). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has additional information concerning WNV. Please see our web page for links and information concerning AI.

We are also interested in monitoring bird electrocutions from power lines (pdf) and poles so that faulty facilities may be repaired. Please be sure to indicate electrocution as the cause of death when that is the case.

Please help us monitor wild bird populations in Florida. Click here for help in identifying birds.  If you notice dead birds, especially waterfowl, shorebirds or crows, please do not touch or handle them; simply let us know by filling out the following form:

Date:
Reporter's Name:
Reporter's Agency or Affiliation:
Reporter's Contact Phone # or Email:
   (This will only be used if we need additional information, and will not be released without Reporter's permission)

Date dead bird(s) seen: / /
Nearest street address to dead birds:
City:
Zip code:
County:
GPS Coordinates (if known):    Lon    Lat

Species of dead birds (number):

Crows .......

Jays .........   kind     
  
Birds of prey   kind   

Doves .......   kind   

Others (specify):




Cause of Death:
Condition of the dead birds:
Comments:
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