Avian influenza has been detected in wild birds in Northern Ireland.

The public should avoid contact with wild birds including their feathers and waste.

  • Do not pick up or touch sick, dying or dead wild birds.
  • Avoid contact with surfaces contaminated with bird faeces.

Please keep to the footpath and keep dogs on a lead.

If you find a dead bird, do not touch or move it.

This advice has been provided by the Public Health Agency.


Report a dead wild bird online

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched a new online tool for reporting dead wild birds.

The tool was developed to enhance surveillance and make the reporting of dead wild birds easier which is key for monitoring Avian Influenza.

The new tool is available on DAERA’s website under Wild Birds and advice for the Public.

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