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Public can observe dove banding at the Reed Wildlife Area

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Rock Pigeon (Rock Dove)

Photo of a gray rock pigeon standing among rocks
This is the common pigeon of city parks, downtown buildings, barns, and cliffs. It was introduced in North America in the early 1600s. More

Rock Pigeon (Rock Dove)

Photo of a gray rock pigeon standing on a rock
Rock pigeons have been domesticated for thousands of years. As homing and carrier pigeons, they have helped humans for nearly as long. Some messenger pigeons were awarded medals for bravery after the First and Second World Wars. Other pigeons are bred for fancy plumages, racing, or food (squab). More

Rock Pigeon (Rock Dove)

Photo of a gray rock pigeon standing among rocks
Columba livia
This is the common pigeon of city parks, downtown buildings, barns, and cliffs. Many color forms exist. The wild type has a dark head, breast, and shoulders, a light gray body, two dark bars on the wings, a white rump, and a dark band on the tip of the tail. More

Rock Pigeon (Rock Dove)

Photo of gray rock pigeon standing on a city lawn
Because they live mainly in human-altered settings, where most wild animals can’t survive, they have a surprisingly small influence on natural communities. Many raptors prey on pigeons, and pigeons form a very large part of the diet of urban-dwelling peregrine falcons. More

Rock Pigeon (Rock Dove)

Photo of gray rock pigeon walking on a city lawn
Many color forms of rock pigeons exist. The wild type has a dark head, breast, and shoulders, a light gray body, two dark bars on the wings, a white rump, and a dark band on the tip of the tail. More

Round-Round, Get-Around, Doves Get Around

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Doves don't just fly fast; they go far! More

SPEED Wears Feathers

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The docile mourning dove boost its mph in September. More

The Joys of Dove Hunting

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Dove season serves up fine time afield. More

Upland Game Bird Hunting

Whether your quarry is dove, pheasant, quail or other upland game bird, you'll find info on permits, techniques and prime hunting spots here. More