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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.
- Report a Dead Bird
West Nile Surveillance in Minnesota, from the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District.
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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 Tuesday, July 02, 2013 at 09:23AM