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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Protecting Crows and Other Birds

June 5, 2019

Today, Council passed a resolution directing all City bureaus to adopt the Parks Bureau’s existing policy that prohibits the use of Avitrol, a deadly neurotoxin, and any other avicides (bird pest control) on City owned and managed land.

The resolution essentially extends Portland Parks & Recreation’s existing Integrated Pest Management policy to all city bureaus. PP&R has never used avicides.

“These poisons have absolutely no place anywhere in our community,” said Commissioner Nick Fish. “They not only put our birds and wildlife at risk, but they also put people and pets at risk as well.”

Special thanks to Bob Sallinger and the Portland Audubon Society for their partnership, the Humane Society of the United States, the Portland Business Alliance, and to BES and Parks staff.


Portland Audubon Applauds Portland’s Ban of Avitrol and Other Avicides (bird poisons) on City Lands

Portland Audubon Society News


Portland Bans Use of Bird Poison On City Property After Crow Deaths

Kale William in The Oregonian


Portland Bans Toxic Bird Poisons on City Property

Cassandra Profita in OPB News


Portland Commissioners Ban Poison Linked to Crow Deaths from City Property

Fox 12 News


Portland Bans Bird-Killing Poison on City Land

Brittany Falkers in KGW News


Avitrol Responds to Portland Banning Bird Killing Pesticide from City Use

Jacob Dean in KXL News