Dealing with Birds Roosting or Nesting on Your Property?

Check out these pigeons and birds facts & FAQ’s.

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As we build up our cities and suburban area, the divide between people and wildlife is blurring. While seeking protection from predators and the elements and food sources, many different types of animals target our homes, decks, porches, sheds, garages and other buildings for building their homes and having their babies.

Pigeons and birds are no exception. It’s not unusual to see birds nests in gutters, overhangs, eaves, balconies, light fixtures and outdoor signage on commercial buildings. Built of twigs, sticks, dead leaves and other natural waste material, birds nests can be unsightly, but even worse is the feces that the birds drop while they’re roosting around their nest.

Why Are There So Many Pigeons in the City?

Pigeons’ native habitat isn’t a city or suburban area, like many other types of birds they originally made their homes in wild habitats. The pigeons that you commonly see in our residential areas evolved along the rocky shorelines of North Africa and the Mediterranean Sea. About 5,000 years ago they were domesticated by the Mesopotamia civilization, and they have been commonplace near human populations since.

As pigeons have lived alongside humans, they naturally gravitate to our homes and other buildings because these structures offer safety and protection and ample food sources are usually nearby.

Do Carrier Pigeons Still Exist?

Yes! Pigeons have a natural sense of navigation back to their home, even if they are hundreds of miles away from that place. A pigeon’s directional instinct may have played a role in why they were domesticated 5,000 years ago, as travellers of the time could take them on their journeys and send messages back home by tying notes to the legs of a pigeon.

Is Bird Feces Dangerous?

Absolutely. Just like most wild animal feces, bird feces contains dangerous bacteria and viruses that can be harmful or deadly to people or our pets.

Histoplasmosis is a human health hazard that can be caused by fungus found in bird and bat droppings. Most human cases include only mild symptoms such as fever, shills, headaches, muscle aches, dry cough, chest discomfort and fatigue. However, more severe symptoms (usually in people with compromised immune systems) can affect any part of your body and can be fatal if left untreated.

How Often to Birds Have Babies?

Of course, all birds have different mating habits and number of young each season. Pigeons, for example, typically lay two eggs at a time and can lay up to six times per year. That means that each mating pair of pigeons can have up to 12 babies per year! Sparrows, another common bird near built up areas, typically raise two to four broods per year, with each brood consisting of two to five eggs.

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