Photo of black tail doe
Bellevue's park and open space system makes for some great wildlife habitat, but most species are managed by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW).  Check out WDFW's website to learn how to better co-exist with wildlife, inquire about hunting and fishing regulations, or to report wildlife-related crimes.  Take a look at their "Living with Wildlife" series for useful information on how to co-exist with species from European starlings to black bears. 

The US Fish & Wildlife Service's website  has information on migratory birds (including waterfowl), federally-threatened or endangered species, and eagles.

Bellevue Park Rangers host educational programs on wildlife year-round.  Find out more about our programs here

You may see courtesy signage informing you that a bear has recently been seen in or near your favorite park.  These signs have information about being bear aware.  Please follow these guidelines to keep our black bears as wild as possible.

Occasionally cougars, the largest member of the cat family in our area, are seen in Bellevue. When this happens, Park Rangers will post signage in the area. Here are some tips on what to do if you see a cougar.


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