Do more pigeons live in urban areas, or wild areas?



Pigeons can live anywhere, but they are primarily an urban bird. These friendly creatures have learned that humans leave a lot of delicious trash around, and what's more, humans also like to build tall buildings pigeons love to roost in. In the presence of humanity, pigeons are well-fed, safe, and pretty darn content. Research tells us there are more than 400 million pigeons worldwide in urban settings. In NYC alone, more than 1 million pigeons haunt the streets. This love of living near man is why pigeons are considered the number 1 pest bird in the country.



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