Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 1, 2015

Band-Tailed Pigeons

We’ve been back up here since 1998 and I have never noticed so many pigeons.  Apparently some aren’t doing so well.  Keep reading for note from Jessica.

FROM: Jessica Murany, State Park Ranger

If anyone is noticing band tailed pigeon deaths, here’s why:

https://mail.ces.ca.gov/owa/redir.aspx?C=D3oI1nw–keO9p9RTa1Y2c3uo81GEdII5ZUPOjSNbknUKVy2N-nf1iZsIxCVdc0c8JlaGhMd660.&URL=https%3a%2f%2fcdfgnews.wordpress.com%2f2015%2f01%2f29%2fcdfw-researchers-are-monitoring-band-tailed-pigeon-mortality%2f

Jessica Murany

State Park Ranger

Palomar Mtn. State Park

P.O. Box 175

Palomar Mtn., CA 92060

Office: 760.742.3462

Fax: 760.742.1092

Jessica.Murany@parks.ca.gov


Responses

  1. This is indeed sad – we have a flock of at least 100 around our house – mostly in our back yard. They have gotten used to me and hang around when I’m out there. They are a rare delight.

  2. Bonnie, Jessica’s explanation wouldn’t open!  Why??????  We have been hosting a wonderful flock of them for quite a while. 

    Anita

  3. I saw dead ones every time on my hikes on Palomar for past weeks in January.Specifically going to Cedar Flat trough Thunder Spring out of Douane Pond.And was wondering what was going on…

  4. My place is loaded with them. We had the best hunting season on them in years and it didn’t even put a dent in their population. That said I sure hope that disease doesn’t make it to San Diego county. Diseases tend to spread during population booms like we have now. I’ll keep an eye out. Thanks for passing this along.

    Frank


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