Urban Pest Birds

Published 2010

Since their introduction to the United States, house sparrows, starlings, and pigeons, have become commonplace in America's cities and towns. Frequently, these birds achieve populations large enough to cause conflicts with human interests and threaten human health and safety. Since these non-native species cause problems, we call them "invasive" and recommend many control methods that often are not allowed for native species. All three species cause problems in urban areas, but they also can be an issue in residential areas, rural communities, and farms.

Publication Details


Stephen M Vantassel

Scott E. Hygnstrom

Dennis M Ferraro


Natural Resources

Wildlife Management

Publication Date June 04, 2010
Last Revision Date June 04, 2010
Language English


Series NebGuide