The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is cooperatively working with the Florida Department of Health on a wild bird mortality database. This project was initiated to support surveillance for bird die-offs and aids in monitoring for Avian Influenza (AI) and West Nile Virus (WNV). They are also interested in monitoring bird electrocutions from power lines and poles so that faulty facilities may be repaired. Please be sure to indicate electrocution as the cause of death when that is the case.
Please help monitor wild bird populations in Florida. If you notice dead birds, especially waterfowl, shorebirds or crows, please do not touch or handle them; simply let FWC know by filling out the form found at https://legacy.myfwc.com/bird/default.asp.