Pigeon

Pigeon

Pigeon-Columbidae

Color-Dark to light gray   /  Size-3-8lbs   /   Flying-Yes

Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Pigeons are feral –domesticated animal gone back to being wild-and as such are very determined birds, living near humans in the Calgary area because of the abundance of food.  A pigeon will roost and nest on signs, store fronts, apartment buildings and other lofty urban places. These birds, leave liquid splatters of droppings everywhere. Water contamination has been traced back to pigeon carcasses and feces in water towers near roosting sites. The waste from these birds is very corrosive. Concrete, limestone and metal are deteriorated by pigeon droppings. Cleanup alone costs thousands of dollars. Health, safety, and property damage associated with birds are often a