Pigeons

Pigeon

PIGEON

Scientific Name: Columbidae Common Name: Pigeon, Dove, Rock Pigeon, Feral Pigeon, Rock Dove Color: Varies Size: Between 12 – 15 inches long with a 20 – 26 inch wingspan FACT: Pigeons have color vision, a hearing range very close to that of humans and have poor senses of taste and smell. Pigeons cannot think but are capable of conditional learning.

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Invasive Species Birds

Both bird lovers and those tormented by invasive birds need to educate themselves about the local laws related to possession and control of birds. In some cases, a permit or license is needed to keep both native and introduced birds. Some of these birds may become established in the wild, creating a nuisance that impacts…

Pigeons, Seagulls, And The Manitoba Interlake

The number one pest bird in North America is the common feral (wild) pigeon. Like many pests, the pigeon is an invasive species. They are descended from homing pigeons brought from Europe in the 1600s as a means of carrying messages, and as food. Like most invaders, the proliferation of the feral pigeon has caused…

Controlling Pigeons When the City Won’t

Feral pigeons are the number one nuisance bird in urban areas, yet many municipalities are washing their hands of the dirty birds. In 2013, the City of Trail, British Columbia (in the Kootenay Region of the Province’s interior) made national headlines when they scrapped a plan to relocate thousands of pigeons that plague the area…

Bird Population Control

Birds delight bird watchers across Canada. Many spend hours photographing and recording bird sightings to share with other enthusiasts. This pastime even encourages a love of gardening to attract birds to area yards. With so much time and money spent to preserve and develop the bird population, why would anyone want to control the bird…