Dead Bird Reporting, West Nile Virus - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Dead Bird Reporting

  • 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.

Dead Bird Reporting and Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

  • MDH is not testing birds for Avian Influenza.

  • The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is participating in a national wild bird monitoring effort for Avian Influenza.

Updated Friday, 22-Dec-2017 14:09:06 CST