Why are dead birds falling from the sky?

Why are dead birds falling from the sky?

Today I saw news messages coming by on Facebook about Macedonia and that there where birds were falling dead out of the sky. It took my attention because a few weeks before, I saw the same article about birds landing out of the air in Wales, and an article about the same subject in Germany. 

I thought I would do some research on the word on Google: dead birds falling from the sky*2020

Google gave me more than 19 pages which I studied and placed the articles in a chronological time scale to find similarities and have in-depth knowledge about the subject and possible spot interesting subjects or conclusions.

One of the findings that I have is that this aspect that the birds are falling out of the sky is taken place in the region of; Wales, Spain, Macedonia, Italy, Greece, Germany, and Austria in mostly in the winter period and spring period. Some birds in Wales came from Lithuania; this was traceable because they had a ring.

What causes birds to drop dead?

One other very interesting subject was a video where a girl stated in the news that ;

One moment they were in the tree, and then they all fell out of the tree, all exact at the same time. 

This statement is appealing for more research, so I researched more in-depth into the subject, 

In  Wales, at the end of December 2019, birds were falling out of the sky on the road.

Why are there dead birds everywhere?

A few weeks later, the WHO stated that highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza viruses caused 24 outbreaks in domestic poultry in six countries between December 30, 2019, and January 18, 2020.

Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, and the Czech Republic identified highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype A(H5N8) and Ukraine HPAI H5 with the N-type not reported. \

Poland and Germany also detected HPAI A(H5N8) in wild birds.

Also, on the Fiji Islands, birds are falling out of the sky to begin April.  It is essential to examen the causal cause of these events; a simple answer that the birds hit the road or a truck is in my vision to close for comfort.

So, for now, it is interesting to keep a clear vision and be open to doing good research.

What killed the starlings?

Therefore it is also essential for a government if they gave out permits for test-experimenting say for a year in a specific region, for example, to test and roll out 5G in areas that they also keep a log of there own. Especially about the emissions and frequencies that are used and emitted in a specific date and time in the area for evidence-based research if there are any environmental side effects. When situations occur, it can be interesting for more in-depth study then solely trust on industrials who are not independent. It can later then traced back to the logbooks for scientific research if situations occur.

For now, we can see that this phenomenon happens many years in specific regions where birds are falling out of the sky. All this is happening across the world.

Even ornithologists can sometimes be puzzled and thinking about what is going on. Therefore, it can be useful to make maybe a program and combine all this information in the world and put it in an Artificial Intelligence program. We never know what a computer can find out what possible connection is in this phenomenon.  My vision of this puzzling situation is that it is spreading across the world, but not all the data is being collected worldwide and placed in a public open system.

Is, is the time of the year that there is plenty of food, thus plenty of mice with a kind of virus what has influence? Or is the region in combination with much rain or new infrastructure in a city or even the fireworks on January 1 that made the birds anxious.

It is an important subject, especially in the days that we can see that the smallest organism, a virus, can make catastrophic differences.  For that reason, I’m interested in the autopsy reports where the histopathology of the tissue is being microscopically examined to study deeper in the manifestations of the disease and/or incidents. 

If you have any articles related to this subject, please send them to me. It is appreciated so I can share them. At the same time, I’m doing research for the autopsy reports and will publish them online. 

I will try to save the articles in Archive Today, cause somethings the links are changed or deleted.

Why are dead birds falling from the sky?

Why are dead birds falling from the sky?


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Little Rock, USA

5-1-2011 published A.R..R. Bird Deaths caused by Fireworks                                         Archive

( but updated April 24, 2017  ?? )

Possible cause of death :

Dr. Karen Rowe, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission ornithologist, said someone shooting off professional-grade fireworks in a residential district scared the birds out of their roost and into a 25-mph flight that ran them into houses, signs, and even the ground.

7-1-2011 Why Are Birds Falling From the Sky?                                                                    Archive

“I hope we can raise public awareness of what impact man-made structures can have on other species. How many migratory warblers do you want to kill just to get better cell phone reception?” Source : National Geographic

Faenza, Italy

11-1-2011 Birds Dying In Italy: Thousands of TurtleDoves fall dead from sky posted                      Archive

Countless turtle doves were found scattered in the streets, in flower beds, and hanging tragically from trees “like Christmas balls” in the town of Faenza. Many of the birds that fell dead from the sky were discovered with a mysterious blue stain in their beaks.

Tsawwassen, Canada

16-1-2011 More dead birds fall from the sky 



19-10-2015 Tests to reveal if bird strain has arrived in Greece, Macedonia                                        Archive

Mr. Cokrevski said a test of 40 chickens found that 39 had Newcastle disease, but one had a “strange” flu that Macedonian authorities could not diagnose.


Dorchester, USA

10-9-2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service probing deaths of 33 birds, cat in Dorchester                 Archive

Bosten, USA

11-9-2016 Dozens of dying birds rain from the sky over Boston, two cats in the area also reportedly died                                                                       Archive

South Jersey, USA

30-12-2016   Why are these birds falling from the sky in South Jersey                                             Archive

“We have determined that the deaths were not caused by pesticides commonly known to be toxic to wildlife and not likely caused by compounds reported in wheat seed planted in an agricultural field,” Hajna said.


Pennsylvania, USA

3-1-2017 Dozens of birds fall from sky along Route 22, witnesses and police say                              Archive

State police said the birds might have been hit by a tractor-trailer. But if the birds fell from the sky, it wouldn’t be the first time in recent memory.

Arkansas, USA

3-1-2017 1.000 Dead Birds fall from the sky   Video

Arkansas officials are investigating after nearly 1.000 dead blackbirds fell out of the sky on New Year’s Eve. Officers with the Arkansas Game Fish Commission found bodies of the birds scattered over a one-mile area. Video courtesy Fox News


10-12-2018 West Nile Virus & Dead Birds                                                                                               Archive

West Nile virus has been detected in a variety of bird species. Some infected birds, especially crows and jays, are known to get sick and die from the infection. Reporting and testing of dead birds is one way to check for the presence of West Nile virus in the environment. Some surveillance programs rely on citizens to report dead bird sightings to local authorities.


The Hague, The Netherlands

1-2-2019 Cause of mass deaths of starlings in the Hague identified                                                       Archive

Possible cause of death:

Despite the further investigation, experts, including the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre and the Wageningen Bioveterinary Research Laboratory (WBVR), became more confident that taxus was the cause of the sudden death of the starlings. The institutes concluded that the birds were almost certainly killed by the poison obtained from the yew plant.

Charlotte, USA

11-8-2019 310 birds appear to fly in NASCAR Hall and killing themselves  Youtube

Wales, United Kingdom

11-12-2019 General Election omen, food poisoning or lightning strike – your theories behind mass bird deaths on Anglesey Archiv

11-12-2019 Hundreds of dead birds found in mystery mass death                                                     Archive

Hundreds of birds found dead on a North Wales road are to be tested to discover how they died. About 225 starlings were discovered with blood on their bodies in a lane on Anglesey, North Wales Police said. Dafydd Edwards, whose partner found the birds, said it was as if “they had dropped down dead from the sky.” Mr. Edwards, 41, said his partner Hannah Stevens first saw the birds alive as she went to an appointment on Tuesday afternoon.

“She said she saw hundreds of them flying over and thought it looked amazing, but on her way back around an hour later they were all dead in the road.


Perkasie, USA

3-1-2020 Pa. game commission investigating after dozens of birds mysteriously fall from the sky in Perkasie                         Archive

One moment they where in a tree, and then they all fell out of the tree, all exact at the same time. 

This statement is very intersting for deeper research!

Anglesey, United Kingdom

16-1-2020 What killed the birds in Anglesey?                             Archive

Possible cause of death :

Bird flu had already been ruled out as a possible cause of death for the animals that were discovered on an “unclassified road” on the island. One of the dead birds had a ring on its left leg that was traced to Lithuania, meaning the bird was ringed 1662 km away from Anglesey.

16-1-202o New theory behind mysterious deaths of hundreds of starlings                                                               Archive

Possible cause of death :

They said it is “highly likely” the starlings died whilst trying to avoid a bird of prey, with “the rear of the group not pulling up in time and striking the ground.”

Mazandaran, Iran


Since January 22, 2020, over 20.000 of an estimated more than 250,000 aquatic migration birds have been found dead in Miankaleh International Wetland WIH) in Iran’s Mazandaran Provence and the numbers are increasing. The Head of the Iran Veteran Organisation has announced it was Botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, as the birds cause of death, however (PDF)

27-1-2020 Increase in ‘bird flu’ outbreaks – WHO/Europe advice for handling dead or sick birds                                      Archive

Highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza viruses caused 24 outbreaks in domestic poultry in six countries between December 30, 2019, and January 18, 2020. Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, and the Czech Republic identified highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype A(H5N8) and Ukraine HPAI H5 with the N-type not reported. Poland and Germany also detected HPAI A(H5N8) in wild birds.

Pensacola, USA

8-2-2020 What’s behind the mysterious death of more than two dozens of birds in downtown Pensacola?                         Archive

More than two dozen birds were found dead on a Pensacola sidewalk Friday, and there are no immediate answers as to why.

Angelsey, United Kingdom

14-2-2-2020 Toxicology results are back on 300 starlings that died on Anglesey – this is what they show                             Archive

Possible cause of death :

The spokesman added that virology, bacteriology, and histopathology tests had all been carried out.

Bird flu had been ruled out, and there was “no evidence of infectious diseases.”

Angelsey, United Kingdom

2-15-2020 Mystery Of 300 Dead Birds That Fell Out Of The Sky Finally Solved                                                                           Archive

Possible cause of death:

The rural crime team had previously said this was the most likely explanation, saying the birds had probably taken evasive action – likely to avoid a predator – leading some of them to slam into the ground as their murmuration changed course.

Tarragona Barcelona, Spain

2-19-2020  Hundreds of dead bird fall from the sky on Highway in Catalonia                                                                            Archive

The strange discovery directly caught the attention of an environmental group known as the ‘Grup d’Estudi I Protecció dels’ Ecosistemes Catalans-Ecologistes de Catalunya (GEPEC),’ as residents in the area reported a strong chemical smell in the air at the same time of the tragic sighting.

Pennsylvania, USA

2-26-2020  More than 100 dead birds found along Route 225                                                                                                     Archive

“Any time you have multiple numbers of injured or dead wildlife, it’s a cause for at least further investigation,” said Travis Lau, Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesperson.

Rome, Italy

2-4-2020 Rome: hundreds of dead birds found                                                                                                                            Archive

A rather unusual and disturbing event occurred in Rome yesterday in the afternoon. (On April 2, 2020)

Hundreds of birds, some dying, others dead were found lying on the ground, covered the road. An alert was given to competent bodies to recover the animals still alive.

Thurgau, Austria

3-4-2020 “A third was still moving its wings, the remaining birds were dead” Archive

120 starlings fall like stones from the sky in Thurgau

In Triboltingen, passersby recently found 120 starlings dead in a small area. According to investigations in Bern, it is clear that the birds have died of bleeding from the lungs and traumas. How it came about is much less clear.

Even ornithologists are puzzled.

Missouri, USA

3-3-2020 Flock of 1.000 birds mysteriously found dead near Missouri town. What Killed them?  I went in with Nord VPN and saved it on Archive for you

Specimens were collected and will be examined by MDC’s Wildlife Health unit in Columbia in the coming days so that a more thorough analysis can be made. We will communicate any new findings to the community as they come available.

Sikeston, USA

3-4-2020 More than 1,000 dead birds fall from the sky in Sikeston      Archive

Possible cause of death;

Others who called animal control say they could hear and see the birds falling from the sky right around the time storms rolled through the area Sunday evening.

The carcasses of red-winged blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds, grackles, and European starlings were found in the fields along Wakefield Road. In all, more than 1,000 birds died.

The local conservation department says some had injuries to their wings, leading officials to believe the flocks got spooked and were knocked out of the air by high winds.

Tehran, Iran

3-13-2020 Mass mortality of migratory birds in Iran                                                                                                                 Archive

Jamshid Parchizadeh1, Jerrold L. Belant2 Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran.

Global Wildlife Conservation Center, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA.

Science  13 Mar 2020: Vol. 367, Issue 6483, pp. 1203-1204 DOI: 10.1126/science.abb4887

Abbotsford, Canada

3-15-2020  Over a dozen birds found mysteriously dead on Abbotsford road                                                                       Archive

Possible cause of death :

Ministry of Agriculture notified of the strange occurrence on No. 4 Road. When a similar mass-death of over 50 starlings occurred in Tsawwassen in the fall of 2018, a manager at a wildlife rehabilitation center said the birds were probably fleeing from a predator when they smacked into the concrete.

Athens, Aegean, Peloponnese, Greek

4-10-2020 Thousands of Migrating Birds Found Dead or Injured in Greece                                                                       Archive

Thousands of swallows and other migratory birds have died in Greece, trying to cross from Africa to Europe this spring.

The birds were buffeted by unusually rough weather, wildlife groups, and experts told reporters Thursday.

4-10-202 High winds kill thousands of migrating birds in ‘disaster’ over Greece                                                                 Archive

Naweni in Savusavu, Fiji Islands

7-4-2020 Ministry to investigate reports of dead birds falling from the sky                                                                            Archive

A team from the Ministry of Agriculture has been sent to Naweni in Savusavu to investigate the reports of dead birds falling from the sky. A video, posted on Facebook last night showed a man filming and explaining about some mynah birds falling dead from the sky. Senior Agriculture Officer Sujen Prasad says the Minister has directed a team to go investigate the matter. The team has also been directed to send the dead birds to Suva for further analysis and investigation. Roko Tui Cakaudrove Filimoni Naiqamu confirms the video was taken yesterday from a settlement past Naweni Village. He adds officers from the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji, and the Ministry of Agriculture has uplifted the birds from the site.

Naweni in Savusavu, Fiji Islands

6-4-2020 Ministry Of Agriculture Probes Dead Birds Mystery In Naweni                                                                             Archive

Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, Waterways and Environment Mahendra Reddy said the Department of Environment and Biosecurity Authority of Fiji were sent to the village to look into the bizarre news.

4-10-2020 Duitse natuurbeschermers onderzoeken mogelijk Nieuwe ziekte zangvogels                                                         Archive

Especially in the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia, dead tits have been found, now more than 150. The birds that are sick show apathetic behavior, and their feathers, eyelids, and beaks are sticky.

4-15-2020  Ziekte en sterfte onder pimpelmezen                                                                                                                            Archive

It is special that reporters indicate that several, up to ten, dead blue tits have been found in a short time.

The diseased birds are mostly observed in the vicinity of feeding points in gardens and stand out because they no longer react to their environment. It was observed that blue tits that died shortly afterward sat apathetically and fluffed up on the ground and made no attempt to escape when approaching people.

Other alleged symptoms of the disease are that the birds appear as if they have breathing problems, parts of the head feathers have failed, the eyes appear stuck together. They no longer take in food or apparently can no longer swallow. Some tits look like they are thirsty to quench.

Does not match known bird diseases
In view of the particular concern of blue tit and the season of occurrence, none of the known circulating bird diseases fits the new phenomenon. The Usutu virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs in summer and mainly affects blackbirds. The West Nile virus, which is now in Germany, is also limited to midsummer. Trichomoniasis also needs summer temperatures and manifests itself primarily in the death of greenfinches. Salmonella poisonings that occur regularly at unkempt feeding places also do not have a specific effect on blue tit and are already widespread nationwide.

The symptoms observed and the blue tits found frequently – up to five dead tits are often reported from a garden – suggest that this is a highly contagious infectious disease.

In German: Lassen vermuten, dass es sich um eine hochansteckende Infektionskrankheit handelt)

Unfortunately, we do not yet know anything about the disease or the pathogen. Source: NABU Germany

4-14-2020 Ziekte en sterfte onder pimpelmezen                                                                                                                           Archive

4-17-2020  Mezen in Duitsland getroffen door onbekende ziekte                                                                                             Archive

4-30-2020 Ongewoon veel sterfte onder pimpelmezen: ‘Voorlopig maar even niet voeren’                                               Archive

It is not yet possible to say with a hundred percent certainty whether the Dutch blue tits died of the same bacteria. Marja Kik, the pathologist at the Dutch Wildlife Research Center, conducts research into the sick birds. “We have now been able to examine seven blue tits. Microscopically we have been able to determine that the birds had pneumonia with bacteria, which makes it plausible that a bacterium is a cause.”


In Chicago last week, hundreds of birds crashed into the windows of a conference center. The combination of, among other things, the annual bird migration, the location of the center and specific weather conditions proved fatal.


Vigilance of the public and close collaboration between the public health, veterinary and environmental authorities is important in the coming weeks to ensure rapid detection of avian influenza viruses in birds and to protect human health.         Source WHO

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3 Responses

  1. I am intrigued by this as well and enjoyed looking at the information you have collected.
    A virus would seem to kill out a flick slowly – not all at once. The recent video footage going around about the 1000s of birds in Mexico dropping from the sky (February 2022) The news media explaining they were possibly diving from the threat of a falcon. These things have happened during the night as well and at the same times across nations. The only thing that makes sense from the collected data is some sort burst of either magnetic or radio wave that would interfere with the birds navigation

  2. Hi , The reply from Katie Keziah brings us to the actual point ot whats happening. Space X the company of Elon Musk has 42000 satelites circling and covering the whole eatrth. This program is developed original for having broadband internet from out of space beamt to the earth. But thats a coverup. Whe dont need that at all. The real purpose is to control a lot off things. For instance , With those satelites they can stop every electrical car in the future from going anywhere. They deside in wich area you can drive or not. Thats just one thing. The connecting whit the birds is as following. The satelites ar able to send for example 60 hz to a specific place[coórdinate] every where in the world. What you see is try outs of this. They beam this from outer space. Collect the data and look how effective it was and learning from that. Those satelites are very import wapens in the future and will be used against people.

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