The most recent outbreaks are the largest ever and have killed many thousands of birds. Seabirds and geese have been particularly badly affected but it can affect other species too.
Several dead and sick geese were seen on the Lagoon and Wet Grassland on 1st January this year. We have already reported these to Defra ( Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).
What you should and should not do if you find any dead or sick birds on the Reserve –
- Report them at the Visitor Centre or by email to email@example.com We need to know where on the Reserve you saw the birds; the date you saw them, how many and what species if known.
- Do not pick up or touch any dead or sick birds.
- Do not touch any bird feathers or surfaces contaminated with their droppings.