How YOU Can Protect Seabirds?
Note: West Anacapa Island is the major Brown Pelican nesting colony in
California and has a NESTING AREA CLOSURE (JAN 1 - OCT 31) that extends offshore to a
depth of 120 feet on the north (landward) shore.
If YOU Hook a Bird
- Don't Cut or break the Line; it could be lethal to the bird, due to entanglement and
Get ASSISTANCE - Seabirds can be very DANGEROUS; PECKING AT YOUR
FACE AND EYES IS A COMMON DEFENSE.
If YOU See Harassment of Seabirds
Explain why birds should not be harassed. If the offender
continues to harass the bird after your warning, call the local Game Warden or 1 (800)
952-5400 - TOLL FREE for the California Dept. of Fish & Game - CalTIP.
DO NOT TRY TO CAPTURE INJURED BIRDS;
call the appropriate resource agency for help.
IT IS BETTER TO AVOID HOOKING SEABIRDS
THAN TO HAVE TO RESCUE ONE
California Department of Fish and Game
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Park Service
National Marine Fisheries Service