This species often comes to bird feeders. Find out more about what this bird likes to eat and what feeder is best by using the Project FeederWatch Common Feeder Birds bird list.
Pigeons are attracted to open areas where they can find food on the ground. However, seed on the ground can attract rodents, so it’s best to provide only as much food as the pigeons can eat during their visit, or offer grain such as dried corn, peas, or sorghum on a platform feeder. In areas where pigeons are considered pests, some cities have ordinances against feeding pigeons.
Find This Bird
Look for Rock Pigeons in urban parks and neighborhoods, around farms, under highway or railroad bridges, and around tall rocky cliffs.
Pigeons can give students a whole new way to look at the world. Read the article "Pigeons Can Make a Difference."
Rock Pigeons are a focal bird species for the Celebrate Urban Birds! project. Conduct a 10-minute count and record whether or not you see pigeons.