Feral Pigeons

To: Susan Robertson <>
Subject: Feral Pigeons
From: Sue Lashko <>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:52:25 +0000
Hi Geoffrey

The Tuggeranong Parkway bridge just outside the entrance to the Arboretum has long been a roost/nest site.


On Wed, 28 Aug 2019 at 16:32, Susan Robertson <> wrote:

When we lived in the Nishi building (New Acton) until 2 years ago, there was a pigeon roost under the road bridge on the corner of Edinburgh Avenue and Parkes Way.  I think it’s still there.

Susan Robertson

From: Geoffrey Dabb [
Sent: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 10:15 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Feral Pigeons


I am engaged on a little project on the local feral pigeons.  I’m interested in any reports of regular feeding aggregations or major roosting or nesting sites.


At the moment we are not seeing the large flocks we used to get around the open areas and on powerlines at JWNR.  There are a few flocks to be seen on lawns in the parliamentary triangle.


The flock regularly seen flying over south Canberra is probably based at a local loft i.e. privately owned.  There are probably similar flocks in North Canberra, which is the home of an active pigeon racing club.

Does anyone on this chatline keep pigeons?

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