Avian influenza (bird flu)

Avian influenza (bird flu) mainly affects birds. It can also affect humans and other mammals.

All bird keepers (whether you have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) must keep a close watch on them for signs of disease and maintain good biosecurity at all times. If you have any concerns about the health of your birds, seek prompt advice from your vet.

Government advice on Avian influenza

What to do if you see a dead water-fowl

To report a dead water fowl on public land please call Stratford-on-Avon District Council 01789 267575 or email info@stratford-dc.gov.uk

To report a dead water fowl on private land please call DEFRA 03459 33 55 77 or email defra.helpline@defra.gov.uk

Previous Updates

Warwickshire Poultry and Captive Bird Keepers Need to Act

Public urged not to touch sick or dead birds - as avian influenza confirmed by Defra in Worcestershire and Warwickshirea

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Last updated on 26/10/2022