Nesting Habits

Nesting Habits

Pigeons are native to rocky cliffs and seaside areas of Europe but were introduced to North America in the 1600s. Pigeons will build their nests and homes in areas along building roof lines, rafters, beams as well as inside barns and under bridges to mimic their natural cliff side habitat.

Pigeons rely on urban areas and the human population to provide them with food and the sites that they need for nesting. This is why pigeons are found in highly populated and urban areas. Rock pigeons make flimsy nests but will stay in the same location, often building new nests on top of existing nests. Nests are made up of droppings and sticks and other materials that become larger and sturdier over time.
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