House sparrows common problems and solutions

House sparrows common problems and solutions

In the long run, we can best deal with any problems house sparrows cause us through the habitat we control. For instance, prompt trash cleanup using bird-proof trash containers goes a long way to limit house sparrow activity around outdoor eateries, picnic spots and dumpsters.

Nesting in building crevices and vents

Nesting sparrows can be very noisy. And house sparrows strongly prefer to nest in, on, or near our buildings. The noise can be annoying, especially because they start singing at the very first light. But their habit of packing nesting material in stove, dryer and fan vents may prevents use of the vents—a more serious problem.

Excluding house sparrows from places we don’t want nests before they build is the first—and best—approach. Install covers over vents and check screening over louvers before birds find their way inside.

Building crevices

If the birds have already started to move in, the basic steps are simple. See where birds are nesting, wait until there are no young present, remove nesting material, and block openings with netting, hardware cloth, or other appropriate materials.

If you find eggs or young birds in building crevice nests, leave the nesters to their task. The young hatch at different times and leave over a staggered period. So, you may have to wait 2 to 4 weeks. Check the nest frequently. When the young leave, as swiftly as possible, remove nest material and exclude the birds before they can start a second nest.

Dryer and stove vents

These can be slightly more complicated. Vents with nests inside may not function properly. This can be inconvenient or, in some cases, unsafe. The nesting material may need to be removed immediately.

Birds using vents make noise that the vent itself tends to amplify. Act right away if you hear scratching and shuffling. If eggs or young are already in the nest, can this vent be left unused until they fledge? If so, treat this nest like a nest in a building crevice.

If young are present in the vent and there is no option to leave them there until they fledge, the parents can still raise their young in an alternate nest.

  • Make a substitute nest from a wicker basket, a plastic gallon jug, or a small birdhouse.
  • Cut an U shape opening in the plastic jug and flip the “door” up to keep rain out.
  • Attach the substitute nest as close as possible to the original nest, but in as much shade as possible.
  • Carefully remove nesting material and nestlings, and place in substitute nest.

Noisy nestlings usually attract the parents who will continue to care for them. Watch the substitute nest to see that the adults return. They should not take more than a half hour or so, as growing young birds need constant feeding. If the adults do not return to nestlings, contact a wildlife rehabilitator in your area for advice. This procedure won’t work with eggs, and you can remove house sparrow eggs when cleaning nest material out of ducts. However, we recommend leaving them to complete the cycle for this one nesting period, and bear in mind that virtually all birds but starlings and house sparrows are protected by federal law, and to remove their nests or eggs would be illegal.

Finally and importantly, promptly install a vent cover to keep other sparrows, and other birds, out.

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Australian White Ibis

Australian White Ibis

The Australian White Ibis is naturally a bird of freshwater wetlands, swamps, tidal mudflats and similar areas. Its natural diet includes all sorts of bugs and insects, grasshoppers, small fish, small reptiles and ants. Ibis were historically known as farmers’ friends because of the large quantities of insect pests they consumed.

Their traditional feeding grounds have been reduced with the draining of swamps and wetlands, as well as the devastating effects of drought.  At the same time, large rubbish dumps have been established, and cities have developed rich sources of Ibis food.

Their long beaks, ideal for digging food from soft soil in wetlands, are also well suited to extracting food from garbage dumps and from open rubbish bins.  Like any sensible beings, they appreciate a free feed and this is what we have provided by way of food left over from our picnics, workday lunches and scraps dropped off outdoor café tables. Rubbish dumps are especially attractive to Ibis as each day tons of food scraps are deposited there for Ibis to scavenge.

White Ibis, like people, congregate where services are best. Most Australians now live in cities, and so do Australian White Ibis.

Australian White Ibis have become a problem in outdoor cafes and eating areas, since they foul the area and spread scraps from bins and tables.

Ways of reducing their numbers in these setting include:

  • Reducing food litter;
  • Installing Ibis-proof rubbish bins; and
  • Convincing councils to better manage dumps.

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Torresian Crows

Torresian Crows

In Australia there are five members of the Corvidae family. The most common in Queensland is the Torresian Crows, named after the Torres Strait, which separates Australia from New Guinea.Pigeon Patrol

These birds naturally eat seeds, plant materials, insects, small sea turtles, crabs, reptiles, small mammals, birds and eggs and carrion.  When living on this natural diet they seldom increase in numbers to become a nuisance.  Our cities and towns provide them with lots of alternative foods and our vehicles also provide lots of dead animals along our roads as food for them.

Crows are very efficient garbage disposal systems cleaning up dead animals and birds.

They can become a nuisance, raiding rubbish bins and dropping food scraps.  One way to reduce the problem is to cut out the supplementary food sources.

  • Ensure all food scraps, particularly at schools, are placed immediately in bird proof bins.
  • Don’t feed wild birds.
  • Ensure your pet’s food is not available to birds.
  • Don’t leave scraps about after a picnic.
  • Remove dead animals from urban roads.

The Brisbane City Council provides additional information about managing Torresian Crows.

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House sparrows common problems and solutions

Common Mynas

Pigeon PatrolCommon Mynas were introduced from India to eat insect pests in crops. This was a total failure in the same way as the introduction of Cane Toads was a disaster.

Common Mynas are communal nesters. The whole flock assists in driving away competitors and feeding young.  Because of this they are very successful and numbers can increase quickly. Mynas nest in tree hollows. They will eat anything, seed, insects, pet foods, human food scraps. Most native species have more specific diets than Mynas.

Common Mynas are quite aggressive. They attack native birds, killing them, depriving them of nesting hollows, killing nestlings and fledglings and competing for food resources.

Common Myna numbers are growing. They are expanding their range in many places, especially in S.E. Qld. If they continue to do so we will see far fewer native birds around our homes, towns and cities.

Common Mynas should be discouraged by depriving them of food sources, chasing them from yards and disturbing them when they try to nest.  A hose works wonders.  Some city and town councils are investigating ways to reduce their numbers. Please encourage your elected council officers to think this way.

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Noisy Miners

Noisy Miners, sometimes called Mickey Birds, should not be confused with Common Mynas.  Noisy Miners are native honeyeaters. They are related to Bell Miners, often called Bellbirds. They are gregarious, and flock together.  They are intolerant of other birds in their territory.  They are quite aggressive, and if one is involved in a fight, they will all join in.  They drive away small bush birds, particularly if there is not suitable cover for them.

Noisy Miners breed all the year around if food is available and the whole tribe helps raise the young and bring food for them. They can increase in numbers very quickly.

They are Honeyeaters and one of their main foods is nectar from flowers, though they eat a variety of other foods.  In suburban gardens which have flowering plants all year round, they can settle in one place, breed, and build up their numbers.

Providing artificial nectar feeders for birds will invariably increase Miner numbers.

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House sparrows common problems and solutions

Rock Doves

Rock Doves, or feral pigeons, are descended from homing and fancy pigeons kept for sport and as pets.  They are very adaptable, and built environments provide suitable nest sites for them. Pigeon Patrol

Their plumage is quite variable, reflecting their ancestry as exhibition birds.  They should not be confused with various species of native doves and pigeons which are also present in or near cities and towns, such as Crested Pigeons, Bar-shouldered Doves, Peaceful Doves and Brown Cuckoo-Doves.

Spotted Doves (sometimes called Turtle or Indian Doves) also introduced, are common, but do not appear to pose a threat to native species.  Their familiar “coor-par-ooo” call in often heard in gardens.

Rock Doves are a problem to our health as they can exist in large numbers in towns and cities and leave huge amounts of droppings.  Their presence in cities is encouraged by the many people who actively feed them, as well as by the presence of food scraps.

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House Sparrows problems

Here is another bird that may be a pest to you, if you have house sparrows problems, read on.

House Sparrows

  •  Identification- The House Sparrow is a small, stocky bird that is not a true sparrow but belongs to the family called weaver finches.  The house sparrow is 5 to 6 inches long with a conical bill and brown and grey feathers.  The male has a black throat and white crown, while the female has a white throat and dull eye stripe.  Sparrows build messy nests of twigs, string, paper, and grass in any covered, elevated spots, typically in larger buildings such as warehouses, stadiums, and airport hangars.  Sparrows primarily eat grain, but they also feed on fruit, seeds, insects, livestock feed, and discarded food scraps.  House sparrows have become very dependent on humans for food and shelter, and they nest, roost, and feed in large groups within a range of one to two miles.
  • Sparrow Problems- Sparrows can be difficult to control because of their rapid breeding.  Sparrow flocks are aggressive enough to drive out other, more desirable bird species.  Sparrows’ nests in electrical areas may cause shorts and fires, and congregations in poultry and hog farm facilities pose serious feed contamination threats.  House sparrows are associated with over 25 diseases and many ectoparasites.
  • Getting Rid of Sparrows
    • Food sources in particular should be as inaccessible as possible, particularly in urban areas such as commercial dumpsters and fast food parking lots.
    • Scare products have little effectiveness on sparrow populations.
    • Exclusion such as bird netting is highly effective in preventing sparrow nesting.
    • A tactile repellent such as 4 The Birds Repellent Gel may be applied to ledges, sills, roofs, peaks, cornices, bridges, and overpasses to deter birds from landing.

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Pigeon Patrol Products & Services is the leading manufacturer and distributor of bird deterrent (control) products in Canada. Pigeon Patrol products have solved pest bird problems in industrial, commercial, and residential settings since 2000, by using safe and humane bird deterrents with only bird and animal friendly solutions. At Pigeon Patrol, we manufacture and offer a variety of bird deterrents, ranging from Ultra-flex Bird Spikes with UV protection, Bird Netting, 4-S Gel and the best Ultrasonic and audible sound devices on the market today.

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Starling Problems

Starling Problems

Here is one of the noisy bird that can infest you home, here are some way to deal with starling problems.Starling

Starlings

  • Identification- The European Starling) is an introduced species that causes problems in urban and rural areas.  The adult starling is about 8″ long (about the size of a robin) with a short tail and long bill.  In winter, the starling has a dark bill and an iridescent coat speckled with white dots.  In summer, the starling’s bill is yellow, and the coat is duller, mostly green and purple, and less speckled.  Starlings travel in flocks of up to thousands, and they nest and feed in a variety of areas.  In urban areas, starlings nest in trees, exhaust vents, marquees, and hollow lamp posts, and on ledges, lighted signs, billboards, and soffits. In rural areas, starlings tend to nest on farm building ledges and in tree cavities.  Starlings feed on a variety of sources, depending on the season and availability.  These food sources include seeds, fruit, food scraps, insects, and crops of cereal, fruit and vegetables.
  • Starling Problems- The most bothersome side effects of a starling population are intense vocalization and fecal accumulation.  Starlings are also quite aggressive and may drive out other desirable bird species.  Starling feces deface and deteriorate structures, cause slipping hazards, contaminate livestock feed, and even kill trees with significant buildup.  Starlings leave behind nesting materials that clog machinery, cause drainage problems, and clutter structures.  Starlings carry diseases including encephalitis, histoplasmosis, and ornithosis.
  • Getting Rid of Starlings:
    • A tactile repellent such as 4 The Birds Repellent Gel may be applied to ledges, sills, roofs, peaks, cornices, bridges, and overpasses to deter birds from landing.
    • 4 The Birds Liquid Repellent can be sprayed on beams, girders, struts, supports and other areas where birds land or roost.  4 The Birds can also be sprayed on trees, bushes, and vines (except for those that are in bloom or bearing fruit).

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About Pigeon Patrol:

Pigeon Patrol Products & Services is the leading manufacturer and distributor of bird deterrent (control) products in Canada. Pigeon Patrol products have solved pest bird problems in industrial, commercial, and residential settings since 2000, by using safe and humane bird deterrents with only bird and animal friendly solutions. At Pigeon Patrol, we manufacture and offer a variety of bird deterrents, ranging from Ultra-flex Bird Spikes with UV protection, Bird Netting, 4-S Gel and the best Ultrasonic and audible sound devices on the market today.

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Torresian Crows

Most Common Pest bird

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While there are lots of pests that crawls into your home, here is the most common pest bird that can fly in!

Pigeons

  • Identification- The pigeon is the most common pest bird and is responsible for the worst public health concerns.  The adult pigeon is about 11 inches long with a short neck, small head, and short legs.  Pigeons can be identified by their blue-grey color and iridescent feathers on the head and neck.  Pigeons nest on small, flat areas away from the ground, such as ledges, air conditioning units, pipes, and window sills. Pigeons eat a varied diet of grains, discarded food, and livestock feed and manure, and they must have water daily to survive.
  • Pigeon Problems-  Besides the general nuisance of large flocks in public spaces, pigeons’ feces deface structures, accelerate deterioration, and cause slipping hazards.  Their crude nesting debris clogs machinery.  Pigeons are known to carry numerous diseases including pigeon ornithosis, encephalitis, and histoplasmosis, as well as various ectoparasites.  Pigeons adapt very easily to manmade environments and may travel up to five miles between nesting and roosting sites, making a settled flock quite challenging to move.
  • Getting Rid of Pigeons- Because of their homing capabilities and habitual instincts, captured and released pigeons will simply find their way back to the original nesting site.  Moved flocks quickly adapt and settle in new environments, so visual and auditory scare devices are less effective the more established the roost.
    • Food and water sources in particular should be as inaccessible as possible.
    • A tactile repellent such as 4 The Birds Repellent Gel may be applied to ledges, sills, roofs, peaks, cornices, bridges, and overpasses to deter birds from landing.
    • 4 The Birds Liquid Repellent can be sprayed on beams, girders, struts, supports and other areas where birds land or roost.  4 The Birds can also be sprayed on trees, bushes, and vines (except for those that are in bloom or bearing fruit).
    • Bird netting is one of the most effective pigeon control products as it excludes the birds from possible landing, roosting, and nesting areas.
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Top 5 Nuisance Birds In Northwest

Top 5 Nuisance Birds In Northwest

Here are a Top 5 Nuisance Birds In Northwest that could be affecting you.Bird mite

1. PIGEONS.

Pigeons have earned the nickname “The Rat of the Sky,” and for good reason. They are quite dirty and often spread disease. They will nest in any place with a source of food nearby, and their nests can often lead to clogged gutters, blocked windows and other nuisances. Their waste can contaminate water and food supplies. Contact a pest management company if you need to remove a pigeon nest.

2. SPARROWS.

These birds are considered nuisances mainly because they are so vocal. Their song can be heard across a great distance and can be real early morning pain for homeowners. Sparrow droppings can also contain up to twenty-five different diseases, and their nests are often considered a fire hazard.

3. WOODPECKERS.

Northwest woodpeckers will damage wood surfaces often and easily. In nature, woodpeckers are a vital part of a healthy forest ecosystem. In urban areas, however, they can cause major damage to wooden structures such as homes and power lines.

4. STARLINGS.

Much like sparrows, starlings are highly vocal birds. They also travel in large flocks, and their numbers can overburden weak structures. Like pigeons, their waste can be corrosive to certain metals and alloys.

5. BATS.

It may seem counterintuitive, but you should think twice before considering bats as pests – they only come out at night and feed on mosquitoes, flies and other problem pests. However, they can also carry diseases, and having a bat in your home is definitely undesirable. The best way to get a bat out of your home is to call a professional pest control company – specifically one that offers humane bat removal services.

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Dozens of birds die after pigeon poison left on roof

Dozens of birds die after pigeon poison left on roof

humane pigeon controlDozens of birds die after pigeon poison left on roof. Efforts to get rid of nuisance pigeons landing on a Quebec City building might have led to the deaths of dozens of birds over the weekend, officials say.

The remains of about 40 small birds were found scattered on the street, sidewalks and lawns on a side street in the city’s Limoilou neighbourhood Sunday morning.

Residents in the area described it as a scene out of a Hitchcock movie and were concerned the birds were infected with a virus. “Were they infected? Was there something in the air?” asked Danielle McNeil, a local resident, who talked to reporters at the scene. “Is there a risk for us and our animals?”

But public safety officials called to investigate the scene determined the culprit was overzealous pest control.

The pigeon poison are laced with aminopyridine 4, a product used to repel pigeons, said fire department spokesman Jacques Rochon.

Officials found a bird feeder on the roof stuffed with the laced corn.

Aminopyridine 4, known as Avitrol, is not usually fatal to birds except at high doses.

The compound causes disorientation and seizures, and bird that ingest it emit a distress signal to others in the flock.

The product, which is legal in Canada, has stirred up controversy among animal rights activists, who say it is a cruel way to control birds.

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nuisance birds and how to deal with them

Pigeon PatrolDealing with nuisance birds

Some species of birds can create a nuisance, including noise, fouling and even causing property damage. All wild birds in Northern Ireland are protected by law. Find out about the options open to you when dealing with a problem involving birds.

Protection

Choosing the right course of action is essential as it is illegal to intentionally harm or kill any wild bird species. You are not allowed to take wild birds’ eggs. It is against the law to disturb, damage or destroy nests.

Identifying a bird

If you have a bird problem, it’s worth identifying what sort of bird is causing it as it may affect what you can do about it. For example, disturbing certain specially protected birds when they are on or near their nest is illegal.

You can research a bird in a bird book or an encyclopaedia. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has information about birds

Solving the problem without harming the bird

A broad range of techniques is available to deal with nuisance caused by birds. These include:

  • noise deterrents, like recordings of the bird’s own alarm calls or loud bangs
  • using a scarecrow
  • using netting or bird-spikes (‘proofing’) to prevent birds landing or accessing areas where they’re known to cause problems
  • restricting access to food – for example, by cleaning up food spills immediately and keeping rubbish in secure bins

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How to Scare Away Pigeons

How to Scare Away Pigeons

You can also scare pigeons by inflating several balloons and painting large eyes on them. Pigeons will see the eyes and think that there is a large predator on your balcony or porch.

Pigeons are the bane of many city dwellers’ lives. They leave their dropping on balconies and porches and can even transmit fleas to your pets. It is possible to scare away pigeons humanely and even cheaply, if you know what kinds of things strike terror into the heart of a pigeon. Here’s how to scare away pigeons.

Don’t just ignore your pigeon problem. Those baby pigeons nesting on your balcony may be cute, and maybe you’d hate to evict them from their home, but invariably pigeons mean pigeon droppings, which can compromise your health. The elderly, the young and people with compromised immune systems can contract fungal and bacterial diseases, such as histoplasmosis, from pigeon droppings. While only a small number of people are infected yearly, it is a concern if you have a young child or elderly person living with you.

Place plastic owls and rubber snakes strategically around your balcony or porch. This may scare the pigeons. You will need to continually move the owls and snakes, or the pigeons will learn that they are harmless and ignore them.

Things You Will NeedBird Deterrent Gel

  • Plastic owl
  • Rubber snakeBird Spikes
  • Flash tape
  • Old CDs4-S Bird Gel
  • StringBird flash tape
  • Bird netting
  • Duct tape
  • Bird gel
  • Caulking gunultrasonic bird repellers
  • Bird spikes
  • Chicken wire
  • Ultrasonic device

 

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Pigeons inhabit; biology and behavior

Pigeons inhabit; biology and behavior

Pigeon Patrol nettingPigeons inhabit lofts, church steeples, attics, caves and ornate architectural features of buildings where openings and flat surfaces allow roosting, loafing and nest building. Pigeon nest consist of sticks, twigs and grasses clumped together to form a crude platform.

The birds subsist on spilled or improperly stored grain, garbage or other food materials people provide for them intentionally or unintentionally. In some urban areas, feeding pigeons is a form of recreation.

Pigeons are monogamous, having only one mate at a time, and pigeon populations usually have an equal number of males and females. The male cares for and guards the female and the nest. Eight to 12 days after mating, the female lays one or two eggs. About 18 days later, the eggs hatch. The young pigeons, or squabs, are fed a secreted substance called pigeon milk and leave the nest at 4 to 6 weeks of age. More eggs are usually laid before the first young have left the nest. Breeding occurs throughout the year, but peak reproduction is in the spring and fall.

Domesticated pigeons can live 15 or more years. However, in urban populations, few pigeons live for more than three or four years.

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House sparrows common problems and solutions

Problems caused by pigeons and their droppings?

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Pigeons droppings on park benches, cars and buildings are not only unsightly and smelly but also corrosive, particularly to buildings (Figure 3).

Pigeon feces on building

Bird droppings on building window

Large amounts of droppings also can kill vegetation.

Around farms, grain elevators and feed mills, pigeons consume and contaminate large quantities of grain.

Pigeons have been implicated in the transmission of diseases such as pigeon ornithosis, encephalitis and salmonella food poisoning. However, the actual incidence of transmission of diseases from pigeons to people is difficult to assess. Disease outbreaks that are directly attributed to pigeon flocks are rare.

Pigeons droppings, if allowed to accumulate for several years, can harbor the causal agent of histoplasmosis, a systemic fungus disease that affects the human respiratory tract. In severe cases, histoplasmosis can be fatal. The external parasites of pigeons include various species of mites, fleas, ticks and bugs.

In addition to being a threat to human health, pigeons can be a threat to human safety, particularly around airports, where pigeon flocks have collided with aircraft, causing human fatalities.

 

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Tired of the sticky problem of pigeon poop?

Tired of the sticky problem of pigeon poop?

Tired of the sticky problem of pigeon poop? The icky-sticky problem of pigeon poop on sidewalks and even in people’s hair seems to be more widespread than we figured.pigeon poop

Our Saturday column about hundreds of pigeons that gather at Lawrence Ave. and Markham Rd. to gobble up food spread for them, then perch on overhead wires and rain down droppings on everything below, prompted plenty of indignation from readers.

City bylaws prohibit the feeding of wildlife — including pigeons and seagulls — in city parks and public spaces, but do not ban people from feeding them in other places, like a privately-owned parking lot.

That seems to be a sore point for readers, who directed us to other locations where pigeons are no less a problem, due to people who feed them regularly and are indifferent to the mess created by the overstuffed birds.

Jim Barrett sent us photos taken last year of a man spreading bird feed from a bucket in a parking lot at the Colony Plaza, on Lawrence, near Warden Ave., surrounded by hundreds of hovering pigeons.

One of his photos showed a flock of birds on the sidewalk in front of one of the plaza storefronts, which must be a source of frustration for shopkeepers whose customers don’t want to wade through them, or their droppings.

Francesca Vivenza said she contacted the TTC many years ago about “the many pigeons” that sit on utility wires outside Broadview station, where they bombard pedestrians beneath them.

“An old lady regularly brought bread to feed them,” she said. “One day I stopped and talked kindly to her, explaining that the pigeons are dirty, unhealthy … I got plenty of insults and left.”

Don Fairbairn said food is spread for birds at a strip mall at Markham and Eglinton Ave., which draws thousands of pigeons, and also at Bluffer’s Park, at the foot of Brimley Rd., despite rules which disallow it.

“There are signs there not to feed the wildlife, but they are ignored,” he said, adding that he has never seen evidence that the bylaw is enforced.

The best note came from Francis van Dorsser, who is also familiar with the pigeons at Markham and Lawrence and observed what could be an excellent method to keep them in check.

“This past spring I was waiting in my car for a person in the medical clinic,” in the plaza where the pigeons are fed. “All of a sudden pigeons were flying in every direction. I though of the movie, ‘The Birds.’

“A few minutes later, all was calm. Directly in front of me on a rooftop was this hawk, enjoying a pigeon feast. He had swooped in, picked up his meal and started dining.

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PETA wants to ban pigeon racing

PETA wants to ban pigeon racing

PETA wants Iowa to ban pigeon racing to help prevent the spread of bird flu. But the state says it already has.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Friday it sent a letter to Bill Northey, Iowa’s secretary of agriculture, calling on him to “take preventative action by immediately suspending pigeon racing in the state.”

“The races — which pit thousands of small birds against the elements and predators — often leave more than 60 percent of the animals lost or dead, and could contribute to an already devastating epidemic when exhausted or lost birds land on contaminated farms in search of food and water,” the group wrote.

Avian influenza has caused about 31.5 million turkeys, chickens and ducks to be killed or destroyed in Iowa. Nationally, the number is about 48.1 million birds.

Scientists believe the virus initially spread by droppings from migratory waterfowl, and there are concerns the virus could return this fall when migrating birds fly south for the winter.

PETA says adding to the numbers with pigeon racing “can only exacerbate the problem.”

But the state says pigeon racing was banned in May along with other poultry activities. A state order prevents any live bird exhibits at county or state fairs or any other gathering as well as the sale of birds at auctions or swap meets.

That order would include pigeon racing, says Dustin Vande Hoef, a spokesman for the Iowa Department of Agriculture.

Full Story of the PETA to ban pigeon racing HERE

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St Mark’s Square pigeons refuses…

St Mark’s Square pigeons refuses…

St Mark’s Square pigeons refuses to budge. VENICE, Italy-Ten years after the ban was placed on public feeding, the ‘holy pigeons’ at the St Mark’s Square in this Italian city are not ready to migrate.

They are still as friendly – in fact annoyingly friendly – as they were when the authorities banned the common practice of feeding the pigeons to stop them from ruining their UNESCO city status.close up of a wild pigeon

There are still many visitors who in the blink of an eye throw something for the pigeons who firstly fight for the food and then “chase” the donor for more.

Security officials are on the look for the tourists who attract pigeons – with the baits – and could come up with anything from a verbal warning to a €700 fine, for the violator. The huge fines have been effective in discouraging the people from feeding the birds. The ban on feeding the pigeons was forced in 2008.

In ‘Venice: A Literary Companion’ Ian Littlewood explained the origins of the Piazza San Marco’s pigeon colony: “According to tradition, it was from the gallery (of the Basilica) where we are standing that the original pigeons were released on Palm Sunday, weighted by pieces of paper tied to their legs. Most of them ended up on the dinner table as part of the Doge’s Easter largesse to the populace, but the rugged survivors were felt to have earned St Mark’s protection. So year by year, a few more pigeons found refuge among the domes on the basilica. They have since grown more numerous, and the enthusiasm of most tourists for the birds is short-lived, but as the average visitor now spends less than twenty-four hours in the city they still have plenty of friends.”

Pigeons perching on seed-throwing tourists used to be the square’s trademark. Today, the pigeons have formed colonies throughout the city, and the estimated 100,000 birds far outnumber Venice’s 60,000 human residents.

It can be disconcerting to walk down a street and encounter several dozen pigeons flying toward you at head height. They usually miss pedestrians, but sometimes may hit.

The sellers of pigeon food were legally banned from the Piazza San Marco in January 2008, which means nobody is able to feed pigeons unless he or she is a violator of the rules.

Those trying to please the pigeons have to sometimes pay for the love. In some cases, the whole budget to spend vacations in Italy is paid in fines.

Laura Smith, a tourist from the US said that she did not agree with the ban. “I would love to feed the pigeons here but the Italian authorities have the right to force their rules. In principle, I am against it (the ban). When the places are linked with saints, pigeons are frequent visitors,” she maintained.

Antonio Russo, an Italian visitor of the site defended the decision against feeding the pigeons saying it would help keep the square clean. “(Before 2008), it was common that the tourists complained about being pooed on the head or shirt by the pigeons. All rules are meant at facilitating the people,” he remarked. Initially, there were protests by the grain sellers against the anti-feeding decision in 2098 but they have slowly opted for other businesses. The pigeons, however, remain undecided.

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Halifax bans bird poison to control pigeons

Halifax bans bird poison to control pigeons

Halifax bans bird poison to control pigeons. The bird poison Avitrol will no longer be used on municipal property, said a spokeswoman for Halifax Regional Municipality on Thursday afternoon.Pigeon m

Tiffany Chase said the product is “not consistent with our corporate values or our environmental management practice and it will not be used going forward.”

The statement comes less than a day after CBC News asked city officials about a document showing Avitrol had been used at the Keshen Goodman Library to control the pigeon population.

Once ingested, the chemical causes the birds to endure violent spasms which last more than four hours. Avitrol’s manufacturer claims other birds are scared away from the area when they see the uncontrolled flapping.

A pest control contractor hired by the city had been using Avitrol at the library, primarily in warmer months. The last time the product had been used was in the summer of 2014.

When CBC News broke this story, many wildlife conversationalists spoke out against the poison’s use.

Hope Swinimer, founder of Hope for Wildlife, says she’s seen a number of poisoned birds brought to her shelter.

“It looks like they are struggling, just like mini seizures,” she said. “They look really confused and there’s sometimes vomiting too.”

​Avitrol is banned in New York City, San Francisco, the United Kingdom and Red Deer, Alta.

Halifax officials are renewing the contract for pest control services for municipal facilities across the city.

The contract will be awarded soon, but for whichever company is chosen, seizure-inducing Avitrol will no longer be an option for controlling Halifax’s birds.

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Pigeon fancier lifetime ban for cheating

Pigeon fancier lifetime ban for cheating

Pigeon fancier lifetime ban for cheating. A pigeon-racing champion has received a lifetime ban from the sport after allegations that he cheated to win one of the most prestigious competitions in the sport’s calendar.

A Pigeon fancier, Eamon Kelly, from Didcot, was accused of cheating by registering 14 birds for the Tarbes Grand National race but keeping them at home and sending decoys instead.

The National Flying Club, where he was an official race controller, said in a statement that the ban “follows the falsification of [Kelly’s] race entry for Tarbes Grand National race dated 19 July 2016”.

It added that Kelly “admitted [cheating] in telephone conversations with the president, chairman and secretary of the National Flying Club after the falsification was confirmed by members” who spotted discrepancies in the registered times.

Pigeon racing is a sport in which specially bred and trained by Pigeon fancier that are released from specific locations to race back to their home lofts. Each bird wears a ring which can be removed and registered on a clock or computer, and the bird with the highest average speed wins the competition.

The Tarbes Grand National is one of the most prestigious events in the sport, and features up to 4,000 birds who can travel between 500 and 800 miles. Pigeons are taken to the French town and are released to fly back to the UK.

Kelly won the competition in 2015 and was due to receive £1,500 in prize money and a £10,000 Ford Fiesta for defending the title. But it was revealed that while his decoy pigeons flew home, Kelly would lodge arrivals using microchip tags on the birds he was keeping in his loft.

Kelly, who started pigeon racing at the age of nine, apologised to the National Flying Club and resigned from his post, the Sun reported. In a statement, he said: “I, Eamon Kelly, sincerely apologise to all my friends and fanciers over my stupid actions relating to the recent Tarbes race. I was tempted and fell, a decision I will regret for the rest of my life. A sport that I love so much, that has given me untold pleasure and above all friendship, I have thrown all away.”

Philip Curtis, chairman of the National Flying Club, wrote on the website prior to the ban: “The committee is very saddened by the events that took place over the Tarbes weekend and that such an occurrence put a huge cloud over the whole race. Compounded by national coverage of the event, this is a very sad day for the sport of pigeon racing that is enjoyed by so many. We wish to inform members that the National Flying Club is satisfied that no other members of the organisation are involved in this occurrence.”

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