Most Indiana Counties Can Resume Feeding Birds, DNR Says

The Indiana DNR had previously recommended a statewide pause on bird feeding due to a mysterious illness responsible for killing birds.

Posted: Aug 9, 2021 3:21 PM

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says most of the counties in the Hoosier State can now resume feeding birds.

Previously, the Indiana DNR recommended a statewide pause on bird feeding due to a mystery illness responsible for killing birds around the state.

Original Report: Unexplained Bird Deaths and Illnesses Are on the Rise in the Tri-State

While the cause of that illness still remains undetermined, the DNR says it's been determined that only some areas are being consistently affected, allowing all other counties to resume bird feeding.

The DNR recommends that residents of the following counties continue to refrain from feeding birds:

  • Allen County
  • Carroll County
  • Clark County
  • Floyd County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hancock County
  • Hendricks County
  • Johnson County
  • Lake County
  • Marion County
  • Monroe County
  • Morgan County
  • Porter County
  • St. Joseph County
  • Tippecanoe County
  • Whitley County

The DNR says residents of other counties may once again put out their bird feeders.

If you see a sick or dead bird suffering from crusty eyes, eye discharge, and/or neurological issues, you can report it on the Indiana DNR website.

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