U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Avian Health and Disease

To Report Sick or Dead Wild Birds:

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

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

Get Involved

Are you interested in learning more about the marine natural resources in your area? Want to play an active role in marine conservation? Help us understand what is happening in your area by becoming a COASST participant.   Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) 

Dead Common Murres

About Avian Cholera

  • Avian Cholera (chapter 7)
  • http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/fact_sheets/pdfs/cholera091102.PDF
  • http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/avian_cholera

Avian Cholera in the News

Avian Cholera in Alaska