What you need to know
The UK experiences outbreaks of bird flu from time to time. Some wild birds may be infected.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said that the risk of Bird Flu is very low. However, it is still important that you do not pick up or touch sick or dead birds.
For up to date information on Bird Flu visit the DEFRA website.
Report sick or injured wild birds
You can report sick or injured wild birds to the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
Do not report sick or injured wild birds to Defra or the Animal and Plant Health Agency.
Reporting dead wild birds
You can report dead wild birds online or by calling Defra on 03459 33 55 77.
You should use this service to report dead wild birds if you find:
1 or more dead bird of prey, gull, swan, goose or duck in the same place
5 or more dead wild birds of any other species in the same place
You can use this service to report other types or numbers of dead wild birds.
Dead wild birds in your garden
If you find dead wild birds in your garden you can find out how to remove or get rid of them.
Further information and guidance