Animal Control Officers Investigate Report of Numerous Dead Birds

Animal Control officers responded to a report of approximately two dozen dead birds in the area of Avion Parkway and Lee Jackson Memorial Highway on Friday, April 8 around 10 a.m. Animal Control officers determined the birds were all of the same species, believed to be European starlings, and there was no apparent cause of death.

Animal Control officers collected the birds to be sent for necropsy and laboratory testing. The Animal Services Division is coordinating with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to determine the cause of death. The investigation continues, pending results.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or the Animal Services Division at 703-324-0222.