Persons to Contact About Botulism

Please contact us if you need technical assistance or call your DOFAW district office to report dead birds or those exhibiting signs of botulism (flaccid paralysis in legs, neck, muscle, eyelids, or wings, and general lethargy.)

NameAffiliationPhoneFaxEmail Address
Joy Hiromasa Browning
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office
USFWS – PIFWO1(O’ahu #)
(808) 792-9400
(O’ahu #)
792-9580
joy_browning@fws.gov
Afsheen Siddiqi
Hawai’i Division of Forestry and Wildlife
DOFAW2(O’ahu #s)
(808) 348-7898
(808) 587-0163
Afsheen.A.Siddiqi@hawaii.gov
J. Rubey
Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture
PBHJV3(Hawaii Island #s)
(808) 217-6658
Rubey@pacificbirds.org
Additional Resources

Management for Mitigation of Avian Botulism

Avian Botulism Carcass Collection Instructions

USGS Field Manual of Wildlife Disease – General Field Procedures and Diseases of Birds