Bird Flu - Avian influenza
What you need to know
The UK is currently experiencing a large outbreak of Bird Flu. Some wild birds may be infected.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said that the risk of Bird Flu is very low. But it's still important that you do not pick up or touch sick or dead birds.
For up to date information Bird Flu visit the DEFRA website.
Report sick or injured wild birds
You can report sick or injured wild birds to:
- RSPCA on 0300 1234 999
They may be able to help.
Do not report sick or injured wild birds to Defra or the Animal and Plant Health Agency.
Reporting dead wild birds on our land
We only remove dead wild birds from public land. This includes our parks and green spaces.
To report it to us make sure you:
- know the location of the dead wild bird, including the street name and postcode. You can use what 3 words to pinpoint your location
Dead wild birds in your garden
We do not remove dead wild birds from private land. If you find dead wild birds in your garden you can find out how to remove or get rid of them.
Further information and guidance