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West Nile Virus Dead Bird Hotline

Red text says "Report Dead Birds" with a web address ( and phone number (1-877-968-2473) with an icon of a black bird upside down (dead). Additional text reads "Dead bird reports are often the first sign that West Nile virus is active in an area" with the District website ( and logo in another box in the image

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) West Nile Virus Dead Bird Hotline is an important part of West Nile virus surveillance. Residents who find a dead bird in good condition should call 1-877-WNV-BIRD (1-877-968-2473) or file a report online. Although reports are only taken live during April to October, the District receives reports of dead birds year-round from CDPH and will collect and test suitable birds in any season.

Additional information can be found at: CDPH HOTLINE AND WEST NILE INFORMATION



Page last reviewed: July 24 2022

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