As wild birds return from migration, the risk of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) increases. HPAI is deadly to raptors, poultry, and mammals and is spread by waterfowl.
Teton Raptor Center has received two grants to prepare for potential cases of HPAI. 28 wild birds and several mammals have tested positive for HPAI in Wyoming this year, but no cases have been reported in Teton County.
To help reduce the spread of HPAI, donate to TRC, report dead or dying birds, keep pets supervised, and follow USDA recommendations for bird feeders and backyard poultry. Hunters, falconers, and game bird farmers can find specific recommendations from Wyoming Game and Fish.