PIGEON and DOVE RESCUE

Resources and advice for anyone who finds a sick or injured pigeon or dove, a pigeon trapped in netting or a baby pigeon or dove.

Identifying and understanding your rescue

 In the UK our wild bird population includes feral pigeons (rock doves), collared doves, wood pigeons, stock doves (stock pigeons) and turtle doves.  Their temperament, habitat  and their natural diet can differ, so it will help if you can  determine what sort of bird you have.  These pages should help you do that.

Comparing Hatchlings and Nestlings
Comparing Fledglings and Juveniles
Comparing Adult Birds
The Turtle Dove
If you have rescued a baby bird that is not a pigeon this excellent page  will help you identify it.