Contra Costa County is home to many diverse and beautiful wildlife species. The following resources constitute local organizations specializing in areas of wildlife research and control.
Native California Wildlife:
For questions, concerns, or advice on native or injured wildlife, contact the Lindsay Wildlife Museum at (925) 935-1978 or visit their website at http://www.wildlife-museum.org/.
A vector is any animal or insect that is capable of transmitting diseases or causing harm to people and/or other animals. Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District is a public health agency providing services for control or surveillance of mosquitoes, rats, mice, skunks, ticks, yellowjackets and bees. Dead birds, especially crows, ravens, jays, hawks, owls and sparrows/finches should also be reported to Vector Control, as these particular species are highly susceptible to West Nile Virus. For more information, please contact their local office at (925) 685-9301 or visit their website at Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District.