Rock doves, starlings, and house sparrows are not protected wildlife in Washington. They are classified as predatory birds.
It is unlawful to hunt for or take predatory birds without a hunting license except as allowed under RCW 77.36.030 and WAC 232-36-051.
Their nests, eggs, young, and/or adults may be removed or destroyed at any time with the express permission of the property owner to prevent property damage. However, firearm restrictions, no-shooting ordinances, and private property restrictions do apply.
They may also be taken year around with a hunting license.
6th of January, 2016