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Report a Dead Bird

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, OCMVCD is no longer collecting birds directly from residents.

If the dead bird is suitable for West Nile virus testing (dead less than 48 hours, no maggots, body is intact and not missing parts or flat), contact the local animal care agency to request a pickup and the animal care agency will submit it to OCMVCD for testing.

Find your local animal care agency:

CityAnimal Care Agency Contact Number
Aliso Viejo949-470-3045
Buena Park562-803-3301
Corona Del Mar949-718-3454
Costa Mesa714-754-5311
Dana Point949-492-1617
Fountain Valley714-935-6848
Garden Grove714-741-5565
Huntington Beach714-935-6848
La Habra562-383-4352
Laguna Beach949-497-3552
Laguna Hills949-470-3045
Laguna Niguel949-470-3045
Laguna Woods949-497-3552
Lake Forest714-935-6848
Los Alamitos562-570-7387
Mission Viejo949-470-3045
Newport Beach949-718-3454
Rancho Santa Margarita949-470-3045
San Clemente949-492-1617
San Juan Capistrano714-935-6848
Santa Ana714-245-8792
Seal Beach562-570-7387
Unincorporated areas714-935-6848
Villa Park714-935-6848
Yorba Linda714-935-6848

 How to dispose of a dead bird

If you find a dead bird, simply dispose of the bird’s carcass (body), don’t handle it with your bare hands. Use gloves or an inverted plastic bag to place the carcass in a garbage bag, which can then be disposed of in your regular trash .

For Info Concerning West Nile Virus in Humans:

Orange County Health Care Agency
Telephone: 714.834.8024
Web Site:

Additional West Nile Virus Information

California West Nile Surveillance Information Center
Web Site:

Centers for Disease Control
English: 888.246.2857
Spanish: 888.246.2857
TTY: 888.874.2646
Telephone: 970.221.6496
Web Site: