The City of Arcata’s Environmental Services Department would like to remind the community that early bird nesting season has begun!
The federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal to kill or transport any migratory bird or the parts, nests or eggs of such a bird except under the terms of a valid federal permit.
Since Humboldt Bay and its surrounding areas are home to a wide variety of bird species, it is important that community members check for active nests before trimming or removing vegetation during nesting season.
Contractors are advised to have a qualified biologist conduct nesting bird surveys prior to beginning any project that requires vegetation removal, and the Environmental Services Department has some helpful guidelines for the community to follow below.
For more information, call the Environmental Services Department at 707-822-8184 or click here.