Port Lincoln City Council looks to address pigeon concerns

The Port Lincoln City Council is hoping local businesses and the community can work together to develop an ongoing pest bird management program in response to concerns on the increasing number of pigeons in the city.

The large population of pigeons has raised several concerns including the potential health issues and damage to buildings.

The council is conducting a survey from May 24 to June 14 to identify pigeon locations that are negatively impacted by pest pigeons, the control methods being used and the effectiveness to inform its future management program.

"I encourage the community to take part in the survey to assist in identifying problem areas within the city," mayor Brad Flaherty said.

The survey is available online at www.portlincoln.sa.gov.au/pestbirds or in hard copy at the council chambers and Port Lincoln Library.