The Greatest Challenge: When tornadoes roared through our community December 11, 2021, the loss of lives and destruction of property created the greatest challenge our community has faced in modern time. This is our story of resiliency through the eyes of your City employees and other community leaders. Read Our Story

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Bird Problems

As a citizen it is my responsibility to...

Become educated about some of the preferred conditions for bird roosts.  Avoid planting trees which do not lose their foliage in the fall (such as Bradford pears and other popular, fast-growing species), as these trees offer attractive places for starlings, blackbirds and other birds to roost.  Do not use firearms as a means to harass the birds, as these are prohibited by City ordinance. Residents may contact Animal Protection to request an assessment of their bird problem.  If residents use pyrotechnics borrowed from an agency (air cannons, etc.), they should contact Bowling Green Police Dispatch at 393-4000 to notify them of the time frame and location where such devices will be employed.

It is the responsibility of the city to...

Bowling Green Animal Protection contracts with the U.S.D.A. for some bird abatement services on a case by case basis, depending on the specific circumstances and extent of the nuisance and its potential impact on public safety.  Private citizens may also contact the U.S.D.A. for advice in abating problems themselves.

If I am interested, who do I contact...

Animal Control & Protection (270) 393-4000. For notification of pyrotechnic use only:  BG Police Communications Center, 911 Kentucky Street, (270) 393-4000.

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