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Avoid contact with sick or dead wild birds; Report to WDFW

Avoid contact with sick or dead wild birds; Report to WDFW

Jun 07, 2022

June 8, 2022 Update

Due to Avian Flu in Wild Birds, Avoid Sick or Dead Wild Birds

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are asking the public to avoid contact with wild birds, especially sick or dead wild birds or their young. An outbreak of avian influenza, also known as bird flu, is impacting wild birds including Canada geese, snow geese, bald eagles, and other raptors. If you encounter sick or dead wild birds, alert WDFW using the agency’s reporting tool.

Here is how to report both wild and domestic sick and dead birds:

The full DOH/WDFW press release can be found here.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Reported Human Infections with Avian Influenza A Viruses | Avian Influenza (Flu) (cdc.gov)

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: Avian influenza (bird flu) | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife