Reporting sick or dead wild birds

Do not handle sick wild birds. Do not handle wild birds that are found dead

1. If you find dead or sick wild birds, showing any signs of illness, report them
without delay to your local Regional Veterinary Office. Alternatively, contact the Avian
Influenza Hotline (01) 607 2512 or the National Disease Emergency Hotline on (01) 492 8026
outside normal office hours
2. Sick/dead wild birds may also be reported via the Department of Agriculture Food and the
Marine’s Avian Check App (accessible all hours)

Dogs should be kept on a lead where sick or dead wild birds are present.