Avian Influenza in Wild Birds Surveillance at Moreton Bay


Locate the resting (roosting) sites at the Moreton Bay for target migratory birds species and resident waterbirds species and interface bird species. Collect fresh faecal materials from the targeted species resting sites for avian influenza virus PCR screening testing from May 2010 to October 2010 to compele the year around surveillance (Nov 09 to April 10 surveillance completed in the previous DAFF project) and sample the migratory birds when they fly back from northern hemisphere (Arctic or sub-Arctic regions) in September.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

OLD ABN-The State Of Queensland Acting Through The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Objective Summary

This project is aiming to conduct avian influenza surveillance on the wild water birds (migratory and resident) in Moreton Bay area to have a better understanding of the temporal patterns of avian influenza viruses in this region which can act as an early warning system for avian influenza incursion.

Project Code


Project Stage


Project Start Date

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Project Completion Date

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

National Priority

Promoting and maintaining good health

National Priority

CME-Improve chicken meat production through the whole supply chain