Migratory Bird Management
Alaska Region

Avian Health and Disease

To Report Sick or Dead Wild Birds:

                Alaska Sick or Dead Bird Hotline:  1-866-527-3358

Common Murres  Photo Credit: T. Zeller/USFWS

Birds die for many reasons, including trauma and disease.  If you encounter dead or sick wild birds, and no obvious cause is apparent, such as hitting a power line or building, please call 1-866-527-3358 (1-866-5BRDFLU).  Before calling, please note the location (GPS coordinates are best), species of bird and the date and time found.  For your safety, do not handle any sick or dead birds

Alaska Region Avian Emergency Response Plan

Avian Mortality Response Plan USFWS Alaska (Sept 2015)
Response Plan Contacts

Unusual Mortality Events

Avian Cholera

Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza in the News

Avian Influenza in Indiana

Facts about H5N1 Avian Influenza in Alaska

"Bird Flu" Facts (updated April 2011) 
What Hunters Should Know?

Avian Influenza Wild Bird Sampling

Results of 2010 Field Season
Results of 2009 Field Season
Results of 2008 Field Season
Results of 2007 Field Season
Results of 2006 Field Season
Alaska Interagency Sampling Plan

Alaska Avian Influenza Site Links:

Canadian Avian Influenza Site Links:

Last Updated: April 2017