What to do if you find dead birds?

In light of yesterday’s discovery in Scotland of a HN51 infected bird, Merton Council would like to remind members of the public what they should do in the event of finding dead birds.

If you find one or more dead swans, or more than three dead birds of the same species, or more than five dead birds of different species, you need to contact the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) helpline on 08459 33 55 77. For more information please visit the DEFRA website on http://www.defra.gov.uk

You will be asked to provide details of the finding and location.