Urban wildlife often makes homes amid landscaped residential and open areas, including walking paths and golf courses, within Quail Creek. Below are informative resources to help you learn what to do when you encounter wild animals and birds on your property and in your neighborhood.

Arizona Game and Fish Department provides information on coexisting with urban wildlife, such as coyotes and javelina. Its website explains how taking a few simple steps can help you prevent many of the most common wildlife-related problems around your home. The department’s Web page on coyotes provides specific guidance on discouraging encounters with pets and people.

It is against the law to intentionally feed wildlife in Pima County. If a person is intentionally feeding wildlife they can be charged a $300 fine. The law is in the Arizona Revised Statute 13-2927.

Protecting Your Pets in the Desert

Architectural and Landscape Committee Requirements and Guidelines regarding wildlife:

Bird Feeders and Birdhouses

Bird feeders, birdhouses and other similar items shall not be located more than six (6’) feet in height above the original grade level unless they are hung directly from the eaves of the roof. They may be located only in the rear yard of the lot and placement in common areas is prohibited. A maximum of two (2) are permitted in each yard to limit the potential of a nuisance to neighboring properties (spilled seed may attract rodents and snakes). Hummingbird feeders are not included in this maximum. Seed blocks are not permitted.

Source: ALC Requirements & Guidelines