Birds in Urban Areas

The City of Albuquerque, NM, prohibits the feeding of pigeons because they become a nuisance in large numbers. Local flocks of these pests have become dependent on humans for sources of food and refuge, drawing them ever closer to homes. As a result, removing potential resources from lawns is essential.

Pigeons in Albuquerque Neighborhoods

Once they find a yard with shelter and food, these birds are unlikely to leave without a fight. Pigeons roosting in homes and barns often cause damage with their corrosive and foul-smelling droppings. Their droppings can also transmit diseases.