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The CA West Nile Virus (WNV) and Dead Bird Call Center is open! 

Graphic with the California West Nile Virus Call Center phone number, website address and a graphic of a telephone operator at her desk.

The CA West Nile Virus (WNV) and Dead Bird Call Center is open and ready to take your calls! If you find a dead bird near your home, please report it online or call 1-877-WNV-BIRD. Your reports help CDPH track and prevent WNV in California. Learn more:   


text with information on how to call the Dead Bird Hotline with a photo of a woman using her smart phone in the background
Graphic with informational text on how birds can get West Nile Virus, drawings of a sparrow, blue jay, crow and a mosquito

* Beginning the afternoon of October 14 the call center will close for the season and will re-open in the Spring 2023. Callers to the line will hear a message encouraging them to visit and fill out an online report. Online reporters will receive an appropriate automatic email response with carcass disposal advice, how to contact their local VCD, or instructions for further action if the bird is suitable and the local agency is testing.