The West Nile Virus Dead Bird Hotline, operated by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), will not be answered by live operators after October 14, 2016 until next spring. However, residents can still call the phone number 1-877-WNV-BIRD and leave a message or fill out an online form at westnile.ca.gov to report dead birds. During the winter season, the District will continue to collect and test suitable birds of the following groups: corvids, finches, sparrows, owls, and hawks.
1. Wild animals don’t need your help.
Wild animals may show up looking for a handout, but they don’t really need help from humans to find food. Their natural diet is healthiest for them, and ‘human food’ can even make them sick.