Causes for Die-Offs in Birds
- Chemical Spills
- Severe Weather and Other Diseases
To report a die-off of birds, contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Kills and Spills Team (KAST) at 512-389-4848 or visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Kills and Spills Team website.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) does not test birds for West Nile virus. Please do not contact DSHS if you find a dead bird. If you wish to dispose of a bird carcass, wear gloves and dispose of it in the garbage. As a reminder, whenever you handle an animal, you should wash your hands.