Highly pathogenic avian influenza & other frequently asked bird health questions

The highly pathogenic avian influenza is causing illness and death in waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls, and birds of prey, including eagles. If you observe an injured, sick or dead (when there is no apparent cause) eagle or other wild bird, please report it to the Sick and Dead Bird Hotline: 1-866-527-3358.  

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working closely with partners to document where the virus is occurring in wild birds, the bird species that are affected, and determine when, where and by whom action should be taken, including the collection of samples.  

Learn More: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Migratory Birds in Alaska | U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (fws.gov) 

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Seven Villages can be found within or adjacent to the boundaries of the refuge where residents practice subsistence activities such as hunting, fishing, berry picking and wood gathering. Most of these communities are only accessible by boat or airplane in the summer months and snowmobile or dogsled during winter. About 2.5 million acres of land within the refuge boundaries are under Village or Regional Corporation ownership. 


Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge
101 12th Avenue Room 264 Fairbanks, AK 99701-6237