Delaware residents asked to report sick, dead wild birds
(AP) – State wildlife officials are asking residents to report sick or dead wild birds as part of an effort to monitor West Nile virus.
The Division of Fish & Wildlife said in a news release Friday that identifying birds that may have died of the virus will help with following any possible spread of the mosquito-borne disease.
Officials want reports on crows, blue jays, cardinals, robins, hawks or owls, plus clusters of five or more sick or dead wild birds of any species.
West Nile virus can affect humans and unvaccinated horses.
Resident can make reports from New Castle County and northern Kent County from Dover north, at 302-836-2555. For the resident of southern Kent County and all of Sussex County, at 302-422-1512.