Pigeons are fascinating to watch. Their courting behaviour is quite
entertaining. Their affectionate attention to their mate is sweet and
Pigeons bring life to cities. Often, pigeons are the
only form of life in otherwise bleak urban landscapes.
provide stress relief. Feeding pigeons is well recognized by the
medical community as a good means of relaxation.
good company. Many senior citizens enjoy spending time with pigeons.
Children are often enamored with these friendly birds.
companion animals. Anyone who has pigeons as pets will attest to their
loyalty and affection. They make excellent friends.
Pigeons clean up our waste. Pigeons eat food we dispose of as litter.
Pigeons eat weed seeds. Pigeons primarily eat seeds, and some of
their favourites are weed seeds.
Pigeons provide a good role model
for society. The traditional doves of love and peace, pigeons mate for
life and set a good example for people by the way they care for their mate
and their young, share feeding areas, and live peacefully with each other.
Pigeons provide ambiance. What would Trafalgar Square, Venice,
Vatican Square, or Paris be like without pigeons?
nourishment. Endangered Peregrine Falcons, for example, would not be
staging a comeback without the pigeon as their prey base.
are benign residents. They do not compete with indigenous animals for
food or shelter. And, contrary to popular belief, cases of pigeon
diseases spread to humans are extremely rare and, in most areas, like
Arizona, are nonexistent.
Pigeons have religious significance.
Common city pigeons are actually European Rock Doves. They are the
biblical dove of love and peace. They helped honor the birth of
Christ. They are the same birds as the pigeon that Noah released,
which returned with the olive branch to signify the end of the Great Flood.
Nearly all religions revere pigeons as holy birds.
Pigeons are mans
oldest domesticated bird. New evidence shows that pigeons have been
domesticated for more than twelve millennia.
Pigeons save lives.
To this day, pigeons deliver lifesaving medications and provide valuable
messenger service in remote areas, as they have for thousands of years.