Yes, the MCHD collects dead birds to test for West Nile Virus during the summer months through October. If you find a dead bird, please contact the MCHD and we will come pick it up. Our website has a list of requirements that a dead bird has to meet in order to be eligible for collection. The two major requirements are that it appears to have died from natural causes (not killed by a cat) and is not in advanced stages of decomposition. If you submit a dead bird for testing, you will be notified if it is positive or negative for WNV when we received results.