Throughout the last few decades , a huge number of pigeons and seagulls have been slaughtered. Land owners and local councils go to incredible effort and cost to attempt to take out these birds from our towns and urban communities. In spite of this broad program, the number of pigeons and seagulls on the streets never appear to lessen.
Pigeons and seagulls love to live nearby us since people feed these creatures, or daily leave food remnants around. This is just the environment they enjoy and will return to.
Urban pigeon runs will grow to a size that is relative to the measure of nourishment accessible to them, breeding often 3 times each year.
A few committees and other control organizations support culling as a strategy for diminishing pigeon numbers. This will seem to work at first with flock sizes significantly decreasing.
However the problem with this s is that the remaining pigeons presently have even more nourishment available! This will encourage them to promptly begin reproducing all the more as often as possible, up to 6 times each year resulting in even greater numbers.
The longer term solution
The main choice is to reduce the accessible food for pigeons and seagulls. This is an exceptionally simple answer but implementation is a lot harder Here are a couple of thoughts that people, may wish to consider:
School play areas: Do not allow youngsters to eat outside.
Gardens: Where possible, gradually lessen the measure of food put out on bird tables and bend over backward to prevent food tumbling from the tables. Ask neighbours do likewise.
Cafés etc: Implement extra collections and systems so that zero food waste is available in or around the property..
Public waste bins: Again, empty more frequently and introduce new bins that reduce waste falling out or for birds to gain access.
Landfills: the only workable solution is a zero tolerance of food stuffs placed here.
People who feed the birds in public spaces: People who persistently feed the birds are probably the single biggest source of food for pigeons and seagulls. Individuals often have a daily ritual of feeding the birds in their gardens or more so in public open spaces; same time and same place every day. The reasons for this type of feeding can be complex, including loneliness and mental illness. Efforts to persuade individuals to stop feeding should be compassionately carried out and ongoing support may be required.