Some state and local agencies collect dead birds to test for diseases.
If your local officials tell you to throw the dead bird away, wear gloves or place a plastic bag over your hand to pick it up. Place the bird in a plastic bag, tie the bag up, and throw it away, following your local officials’ instructions. Some locations may allow dead birds to be disposed of in your regular trash. Wash your hands with soap and water when you are finished.
To help you be good stewards of the birds visiting your backyard, WBFI and the not-for-profit experts in backyard wild bird feeding compiled the information you need in the 6 Steps poster. WBFI is glad to make this important information available to you now.