Lambton Public Health

West Nile Virus Dead Bird Reporting Form

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If you find a dead crow or blue jay:

* Please note that Lambton Public Health cannot collect every dead bird. If the crow or blue jay has been dead for more than 24 hours, or if it is in an area where the West Nile virus has already been found, you will be asked to dispose of the bird.

West Nile virus surveillance efforts focus on the collection and testing of dead crows and blue jays, but Lambton Public Health will take reports of other types of dead birds, particularly large die-offs. These birds will not be submitted for testing, or collected by staff.


American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

 

  • Length 17 inches (45 cm)
  • larger than a man's shoe
  • Entirely black plumage
  • Black eyes, black feet, black beak
  • Squared-off tail

 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta Cristata)  

  • Length 11 inches (28 cm)
  • approximate size of a human's hand
  • Bright blue back
  • White belly
  • Black facial markings

Blue jay image courtesy of the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre.

Questions

If you have questions about West Nile virus call the West Nile info line at 519-383-3824, toll free 1-800-667-1839 x 3824, or visit the related information section on this website.

Please complete all required form fields noted with the asterisk (*)

West Nile Virus Reporting Form

For Computers Only:

Personal Information

Personal information submitted on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Act, 1989, as amended, and will be used only for its intended purpose. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Supervisor, Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth Street, Point Edward, Ontario N7T 7Z6 519-383-8331.

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