SICK OR DEAD BIRD AND MAMMAL OBSERVATION REPORT

This form can be used for all disease surveillance purposes.  Please complete and submit one report for each species of animal seen at each observation.  Due to funding reductions, birds will be accepted by the DNR for gross (visual) examination, but further testing, including West Nile Virus (WNV) testing, will not be routinely performed. Please see the WNV instructions page for more information. Testing for Avian Influenza will only be performed when there is a die-off of 6 or more water birds of the same species at one location or under special circumstances.

Use the Map Tool to enter the location of the sick or dead animal observation in one of the following ways:

  • Allow the form to access your current location
  • Type an address or city in the search box under the map and either select one of the search suggestions or press “Search”
  • Select a point on the map directly

A blue diamond will mark your location on the map. Use the +/- buttons to zoom in or out. Press and hold the map to drag it around.

Note:  Contact information will only be used for follow-up observations and will not be released. Although we try to answer questions submitted, we do not contact every person submitting a report. For further information please call the DNR Wildlife Disease Lab at 517-336-5030.

Please fill-out the report as completely as possible. All data requested are important.
* = Required


LOCATION OF OBSERVATION:

ANIMAL(S) OBSERVED:
Bird
Mammal
If "Unknown," please describe the animal or if "Other," please enter the species:



Symptoms/clinical signs of affected animal:

COMMENTS:

OBSERVER INFORMATION:

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For help with the Map Tool, see instructions above.

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