Coexisting with Wildlife
From the coast to the mountains to the desert to urban neighborhoods, San Diegans share this beautiful landscape with more than 320 animal species. Their role in our ecosystem can't be understated.
On this page you will find crucial information for coexisting with the diverse wildlife in our region.
Project Wildlife Stories
When to Intervene
Learning when it is appropriate to assist a wild animal and what steps to take.
I Found a Wildlife Baby! What Should I Do?
Follow these basic rules if you find a wildlife baby.
This coyote was trapped for 2 weeks
Trapped in a shed, she was emaciated, dehydrated and unable to walk.
This poor opossum needed a dentist!
Luckily, this opie was brought to our Wildlife Center.
This poor raccoon would have starved to death if not for Bahde Wildlife Center
This Northern Raccoon was hit by a car and brought to us by a Caltrans worker.
What Should I Do if I Find an Injured Wild Animal?
Follow these basic rules if you find an injured wild animal.
Our Nocturnal Neighbors
Let’s shed some light on the specialized senses and fascinating behaviors of some amazingly...
How to Stop Wildlife from Moving In
Here are some tips to help wildlife not turn into pests.
Coexisting with Wildlife: Squirrels
Squirrels will readily take up residence in a building if access is available. It is important to...
Coexisting with Wildlife: Songbirds
If a young bird is uninjured and has some feathers, put it up in a nearby tree in a makeshift nest.
Coexisting with Wildlife: Skunks
Skunks are a rabies vector species, and are illegal to possess without a special permit in...
Coexisting with Wildlife: Sea & Shore Birds
Always use gloves or a thick towel or blanket when attempting to capture or handle an injured or...
Coexisting with Wildlife: Rodents
Domestic breeds of rodents can make great pets but wild rodents should never be considered as pets.
Coexisting with Wildlife: Rattlesnakes
If you do discover a rattlesnake in your backyard, keep calm. Send children, pets and scared...
Coexisting with Wildlife: Raptors
Any raptor that remains on the ground is obviously debilitated in some way, but never forget that...