Taking part

Common Frogs, one of the species covered. John Harding.

If you wish to report finding dead or diseased wildlife (birds, amphibians, reptiles or mammals) in your garden, please take part in our online survey. The survey asks you to register (so you can log back in to add new disease reports, view post-mortem findings, etc.) and to provide some simple information about your garden (so we can see if different diseases occur more often in particular types of garden or in particular regions). Once you have done this you will be able to log reports of dead or diseased wildlife and (if you wish) offer carcasses for post-mortem examination by the project's vets.

If you are an existing user of BTO Online Surveys then the initial set-up uses your existing BTO Online username. If you are new to BTO Online Surveys then you will need to set up a username and password.

Access the survey online here 


Alternatively, if you have further queries or are seeking information for a friend or relative who does not have internet access, please call the Garden Wildlife Health vets on 0207 449 6685. The phone line is manned during normal office hours and the team will reply to voice-mail messages as soon as possible. Please bear in mind; we are not a veterinary clinic and cannot establish a duty of care for any wild animal. If you have an urgent inquiry about a wild animal please contact a wildlife rescue organization, your local vet or an animal welfare organization.