Welcome to Friends of the Peacock

VISION: The FOTP's purpose is to protect, promote, and ensure the preservation of the wild peafowl in PVE for future generations of property owners to enjoy as part of the natural character of our semi-rural coastal city. We further exist to uphold the Peafowl Management Program adopted by City Council in 1986, which provides a specific plan for the city to maintain sustaining levels of birds in two flock areas known as Espinosa Circle and Malaga Cove Library areas.
March 22, 2011
2011 Children's Peacock Poster Competition

All elementary school students in Palos Verdes and the South Bay area are invited to participate in the 2011 Peacock Poster Competition from March 26th to April 16, 2011. The contest provides the opportunity for students to participate in an educational activity about the surprising peacock habitat and interspecies coexistence here in Palos Verdes.
Downloads: Entry Form | Contest Rules | Press Release

June 9, 2008 - It is with much sadness that I announce the recent passing of FOTP Board Member Ward Proudfoot. Ward passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years, following a series of heart-related complications. In our FOTP newsletter Vol. 3, Ward was spotlighted as long-time, original Friend of the Peacocks, and unofficial Mayor of Espinosa Circle. He was a 48-year resident of PVE and surfed Bluff Cove as a teenager in the 1930's. Those of you in the neighborhood are sure to miss Ward's famous signage on his front lawn, notifying every passerby of the various goings on in the city.
A memorial service will be held for Ward at the Church of Latter Day Saints on Crestridge Road in Rancho Palos Verdes (just up hill from the PV Art Center) at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17. The burial will be held following the service at 4:30 at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 South Western Avenue, RPV, and finally a social gathering and dinner for friends and neighbors at Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center, 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, RPV following the burial at 5:00 p.m.
The family requests that contributions be made in Ward's name to either of his two favorite non-profit organizations: Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center, and Friends of the Peacock.

March 16, 2006 - WE WON AGAIN!!!
The California Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of the Appellate Court's decision!!!
Thanks to our members for all of their support!!!
If you are waiting for your flags, thank you for your patience. They are being made and should be here in a few weeks.

December 2, 2005 - WE WON!!! Read the Appellate Court's Decision here!

September 13, 2005 - FOTP's amicus brief is officially accepted by the Appeals Court

June 18, 2005 - Friends of the Peacock is offering a $3150 Reward! Click here for more info
Click here to view the Channel 2, CBS, newscast - February 17, 2005, 4PM
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Click here to view the Channel 7, ABC, newscast - February 17, 2005, 5PM
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Click here to listen to Friends President, Debbie Mott, on the KABC radio show, Ken & Company, with Tammy Bruce.
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Click here to see the list of plaintiffs suing the City of Palos Verdes Estates.

May 25, 8PM - The Palos Verdes Estates City Council voted unanimously and announced this evening, to appeal Jane Johnson's ruling against the Peacocks.

Judge Jane Johnson has ruled that Palos Verdes Estates is illegally keeping peafowl.

Click here to see a draft letter you can send to the PVE City Officials.


Click here to view the Channel 7, ABC, newscast - May 18, 2004, 11PM
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Click here to view the Highway1 peafowl story. March, 2004 - Cox Local
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Quicktime is required to view the audio and video clips. Click here for the free download.
The FOTP Store is now open for business!
You can get peacock note cards and peacock flags for yourself or as a gift. Order yours today!
Friends of the Peacock
A Public Benefit, Non-Profit Corporation
P.O. Box 191, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

If you have any questions or comments please e-mail us at info@friendsofthepeacock.org.