Avian influenza outbreaks in Washington state


A strain of avian influenza virus (H5N1) has been detected in wild birds and domestic poultry in many parts of the U.S. and in Washington state. Avian influenza has been confirmed in raccoon, raptor, hawk, waterfowl, raven and crow samples in Washington state, including samples from King and Pierce counties.

Read the advisory for steps you can take to reduce the risk of contracting any wildlife disease, and information on reporting sightings of sick or dead birds.

Report sick or dead wild birds at a University location promptly through the EH&S Wildlife Reporting form, or email phdept@uw.edu or call (206) 543-7209 or (206) 616-1623. The University works with federal wildlife biologists and professional contractors to support safe and appropriate removal of sick, injured, or dead wildlife from campus locations.