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Dead Bird Reporting

Public reports of dead corvids (ravens, crows, magpies, jays) are useful for the surveillance of West Nile Virus in BC and should be reported. These particular species are targeted because they are very sensitive to West Nile Virus and often die from infection.

You can report a dead corvid or a cluster using the online Corvid Reporting Form. Information on the location of dead birds is mapped and analyzed to detect areas of the province with greater than expected corvid deaths.

Birds reported here will not be collected for testing.

If you have found a cluster of more than 3 dead birds of any species, please report it to the BC Wild Bird Mortality Call Line (1-866-431-2473). Visit the BC Interagency Wild Bird Mortality Investigation Plan for more information. 
Last Updated: May 13, 2015