INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) -- The Indiana Department of Natural resources is receiving reports of sick and dying songbirds.
So far, reports are coming from Monroe, Clark, LaGrange, Jefferson and Lake Counties.
The phenomenon is impacting multiple types of birds ... like the the Blue Jay, the American Robin, the European Starling and the Northern Cardinal.
Affected birds have shown neurological signs of illness as well as eye swelling and crusty discharge.
If you encounter any sick or dead wild birds on your property, here's what you should do.
First, stop feeding the birds until the mortality event passes.
Clean your feeders and baths with a 10 percent bleach solution.
If you need to remove a dead bird, wear disposable gloves and place the bird and your gloves in a sealable plastic bag before you throw them away.
And lastly, keep your pets away from sick and dead birds as a precaution.
If you see sick or dead birds, you can report it by clicking here.