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Port Lincoln Pigeon Problem

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The City of Port Lincoln is calling for local businesses, community members and other government departments to work together to develop an ongoing pest bird management program. 

There have been concerns over the increasing number of pest pigeons taking up residence in our city and surrounds which has also raised concerns for potential health issues and damage to buildings.

Having a large number of pest pigeons can also create competition with native bird species, putting strain on the natural cycle.

To gain a better understanding of the problem at hand, the council is conducting a survey for locals, open from May 24th to June 14th that will enable council to identify pigeon location hot spots, current control methods and their effectiveness.

The results from the survey will inform the preparation of a pest bird management program.

There are a number of techniques used to control pests but the key is to work together and consistently.

Council say, there is not much to be gained from one building having control measures if the neighbouring building has none. Similarly, all members of the community and visitors to the town have a responsibility to manage waste effectively and to not feed birds.

Signage will be placed around the City advising of responsible behaviour and an information sheet is now available on Council’s website.

Locals can access the survey through the council website or a hard copy from the council administration office and Port Lincoln Library.

www.portlincoln.sa.gov.au/pestbirds