European starlings are an invasive species in America. They have quickly made a name for themselves as trouble makers around our area. Their beaks are stronger to open than they are to close so they are great at breaking into the vent holes that lead to attic spaces and make nests. Being an invasive species allows us to remove them regardless of the status of their nests.
Northern Flickers are native to Washington and are a federally protected species. They, like other woodpeckers, bore holes in the sides of trees, or houses, to create a nesting site. Once eggs or baby birds are present, we legally have to leave them there until they are old enough to fly; but we can definitely assist in removing them afterward!
Pigeons are often referred to as "rats with wings". They are not a protected species, which allows us to remove them regardless of the status of the nest, which is great, however they can be extremely hard-headed when it comes to removing them. Exclusion is the focus with pigeons and making sure their droppings and mess don't continue to cause damage to your home and vehicles.
Crows are considered a protected migratory species in the U.S. This being said, we are not allowed to remove eggs or babies from nests, but we can remove empty nests and seal of areas in which they have been nesting. Crows are extremely smart, and unfortunately, can be very protective and vindictive. Let the professionals take care of your crow problem. Save yourself the hassle!
Seagulls are also considered protected and we have to abide by the same laws; similar to crows and woodpeckers. If the nests are empty, we can remove them and perform exclusion; however if the nests contain eggs or babies, we have to wait until the hatchlings are old enough to fly away. Seagulls are often an issue on commercial buildings and equipment, causing damage and a delay in production.
Often confused for a Chimney Swift, Vaux's Swifts are native to our area in the PNW. They often roost and nest in hollow trees, but they can end up in chimneys on houses. They can often be heard as a "whooshing" noise in the chimney in addition to chirping. These guys are protected, but usually very easy to exclude out of your home with a chimney cap. As long as babies are not present, of course!