City of South Pasadena | Peafowl Management Plan and Outreach

PHOTO: Tina Kistinger | South News | Peacock walking the sidewalk in Monterey Hills in South Pasadena.

The City Council adopted a Peafowl Management Plan on October 5, 2022. The Peafowl Management Plan came about when residents in South Pasadena, particularly in the Monterey Hills area, raised concerns regarding increased damage to residents’ property and vehicles by peafowls. In response to these concerns, the Pasadena Humane Society conducted a census to determine the size of the peafowl population.

The findings showed the continued growing population of the peafowl and the nuisance posed. The Peafowl Management Plan involves a professional contractor to trap and remove the peafowl in the City. The full Peafowl Management Plan could be found on the City’s website, or by clicking here.

The City of South Pasadena is looking for volunteer residents to help by hosting a trap location in their backyard or side yard to assist with peafowl relocation efforts.

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Volunteers must have a backyard or a side yard that has space for a 10’ by 10’ cage. Volunteers should not have dogs that will have access to the cage. Volunteers will also need to be able to check the cage twice a day. It is recommended to check the cage in the morning and evening. Food and water will be provided by the trapper.

Volunteer residents are required to sign an Agreement, which permits Raptor Events LLC to enter the property.

For additional information or to obtain the agreement, visit services/animal-resources.

If you are interested in placing a trap in your residence, please contact Community Services Deputy Director, Lucy Hakobian, at (626) 403-7380 or at