Since 2002, MDH has used dead bird reporting and virus testing to confirm West Nile Virus is widely established throughout Minnesota.
As further reporting and testing would not add to this understanding, we have discontinued dead bird reporting efforts.
However, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District is still taking reports of dead birds (especially American Crows, Blue Jays, and Hawks) within the seven county Minneapolis-St. Paul area to help guide Mosquito Control efforts within their service area.
Report a Dead Bird
West Nile Surveillance in Minnesota, from the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District. Attention: Non-MDH link
Dead Bird Reporting and Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)