I have seen several dead birds on my property in the last few days. What do I do?
The Health Department can only test certain birds for West Nile Virus specifically. These
birds must be of the Corvid species, which includes jays, crows, ravens, and magpies. You can
call the Colorado Helpline at 877-462-2911 to report all dead birds. The helpline can also
help you to determine what type of birds they are, and if they would be eligible for testing.

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1. Why doesn’t Tri-County Health Department spray for mosquitoes?
2. How do I report a problem with mosquitoes?
3. There is standing water on my neighbor’s property and it is breeding mosquitoes. What can be done?
4. Are “mosquito magnets” beneficial?
5. Prairie dogs keep coming into my yard. What do I do?
6. Isn’t it a “health hazard” when prairie dogs, rabbits, or other small mammals come into my yard?
7. I have an old shed on my property that needs to be cleaned out. Since I live in the metro area, do I really need to be concerned about Hantavirus?
8. I have seen several dead birds on my property in the last few days. What do I do?
9. I found a dead bat outside my home. Does it need to be tested for rabies?
10. There have been several dead rabbits near my home lately. Should this be a concern?
11. There is a prairie dog village next to my home, and there haven’t been any prairie dogs lately. Is this a concern?