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Posted on: April 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Peafowl Trapping Program to go before City Council April 21


On April 21, the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council will receive a report on the 2019 Peafowl Trapping Program and will consider whether to pause the program in 2020 until a new census is conducted in 2021. A staff report for this item, which includes the most recent peafowl census data, can be viewed at

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all City meetings are being held virtually via the Zoom video conference platform. The City Council meeting will start at 7 p.m. and will be live-streamed on the City website at and televised on RPVtv Cox 33/Frontier FiOS 38.

If you would like to submit comments to the City Council on this item, please email them to

If you would like to comment during the meeting via teleconference, please complete a form at to receive instructions.

For some background, the City implemented a periodic humane peafowl trapping and relocation program in 2015 in response to complaints from residents about the growing peafowl population and associated impacts (noise, property damage, etc.). It is not the City’s intent to eradicate the peafowl population, but to manage the population at levels identified in 2000 and to educate the public on how to coexist with the birds. This is all in an effort to strike a balance between differing opinions in the City.

Every year, the City Council receives a report on the past year’s trapping program, as well as a census report for the current year’s peafowl population, to determine whether or not to resume trapping. Trapped peafowl are relocated off the Palos Verdes Peninsula to homes that have been screened by the trapping vendor and reviewed by the City to ensure the individuals adopting the peafowl have some avian experience and have adequate space for peafowl to roam freely. Under no circumstances will the trapped peafowl be euthanized or treated inhumanely.

For more information about the City’s Peafowl Management Plan, visit

Questions should be directed to Interim Community Development Director Terry Rodrigue at

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