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Pigeon Lofts in the Netherlands

Pigeons can be a nuisance in urban areas, but German and Dutch innovators are creating pigeon lofts to house and control roosting of urban pigeon flocks. Check out the details online here.

Urban Bird Conservation in Mumbai

Over 3,000 House Sparrow boxes are helping bring these birds back in Mumbai. Check out The Times of India news story here.

Urban Birding Festival in Minnesota

The fifth annual Urban Birding Festival is being held May 13-16 at various locations throughout Minneapolis-St. Paul. It’s a free celebration of springtime birds, especially those which inhabit urban areas.

“There are excellent birding opportunities in the heart of a metropolitan area,” said Liz Harper, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) nongame wildlife specialist. “Experts can help birders of all levels learn where the best birding spots are in the Twin Cities.”

The festival is billed as “Where Birds and People Meet” and is being organized in part by St. Paul Audubon and the DNR Nongame Wildlife Program. It features a day-long series of events at Fridley’s Springbrook Nature Center and daytime and evening bird walks at various locations.