It doesn't matter where you live -- in an apartment, townhouse, or single family dwelling, in the city, suburbs or country. Just stand still and you'll hear them: wild birds. It's hard to imagine life without them. However, sometimes the birds themselves can be a nuisance, e.g. when woodpeckers decide to make a home in the wood siding of your house, eat fruit from your bushes and trees or fish from your pond.
Check out the resources below to help answer some of your questions about living and working around birds.
There is nothing quite like the feeling of spring. The weather has started to warm. Days are filled with going on walks, sitting in the backyard or having picnics. Birds have made their return to their breeding grounds and the familiar calls are heard again.
For hundreds of years Native Americans and Alaskan Natives have used eagle feathers for religious and cultural purposes. Because of the significance of eagle feathers to Native American heritage, and consistent with the government-to-government relationship between the Federal government and Federally recognized tribal governments, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has undertaken policy and procedural changes to facilitate the collection and distribution of eagle bodies and parts for this purpose. The collection efforts of the Service provides a legal means for Native Americans to acquire eagle feathers for religious purposes, reducing the pressure to take birds from the wild, and protecting eagle populations.
Please answer the questions below:
Do you have reason to suspect the eagle’s death was intentionally caused by a human?
Do you believe the eagle was electrocuted?
Do you believe the eagle was shot or poisoned?
Does it appear that feathers or any body parts have been intentionally removed from the eagle?
If the answer to any of the above questions is “yes”, immediately call Service Law Enforcement office at: (1-844-397-8477).
If you found an eagle in the Puget Sound area, you are authorized to temporarily collect the eagle remains and transport them within 24 hours to the nearest drop-off center. Please review the list below and call the nearest drop-off center to arrange transfer of the remains.
USFWS Law Enforcement 14852 NE 95th St Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 883-8122
Washington Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Complex 715 Holgerson Rd Sequim, WA 98382 (360) 457-8451
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge 100 Brown Farm Rd NE Olympia, WA 98516 (360) 753-9467
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehab Center 284 Boyce Road Friday Harbor, WA 98250 (360) 378-5000
USFWS - SeaTac Wildlife Inspectors 17930 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 (206) 241-0191
Quilcene National Fish Hatchery 281 Fish Hatchery Rd Quilcene, WA 98376 (360) 765-3334
USFWS – Washington Fish and Wildlife Office 510 Desmond Dr. SE, Suite 102 Lacey, WA 98503 (360) 753-9440
Featherhaven 46119 284th Ave SE Enumclaw, WA 98022 (253) 350-5792
West Sound Wildlife Shelter 7501 NE Dolphin Dr Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (206) 855-9057
Wildlife Services, Washington 720 O’Leary Street NW Olympia, WA 98502 (360) 753-9884 Toll-free: 1-866-4USDAWS NOTE: More drop off locations are available around Puget Sound. Call number above to see if there is one closer to you than the Olympia office
Are you planning an activity around an active, or in-use nest, or alternate, or inactive, bald eagle nest? Wondering if you need a permit?
An incidental take permit can be issued for taking eagles when the take is associated with, but not the purpose of, an activity and cannot practicably be...
The purpose of Migratory Bird Permits is to promote long-term conservation of migratory birds and their habitats and encourage joint stewardship with others.
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