Prevent the spread of avian influenza in wild birds: poster

Follow these tips to stop the spread

Spot and report signs of avian influenza by reporting a sick or dead bird to your provincial wildlife emergency hotline or the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative 1-800-567-2033.

Do not touch or feed wild birds by hand if you are a hunter or bird bander always follow safe handling practices.

Clean backyard bird feeders and baths regularly using a weak solution of domestic bleach (10% sodium hypochlorite), rinse well, and allow time to dry.

Separate domestic and wild birds by minimizing contact between domestic and wild birds, especially if they have access to the outdoors or to bodies of water used by wild birds.

Conserve migratory bird habitat so birds  with access to high quality habitat and food will be more resilient to disease.

For more information on preventing the spread of avian influenza in wild birds Canada.ca/Avian-flu

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