Pigeon Roost

On the outskirts of Jeddah I have seen several structures similar to this one. They are pigeon roosts and built on private property to attract pigeons. They lay their eggs in these roosts and then the property owner can go inside and collect the eggs without disturbing the pigeons. From what I’ve read about pigeons, these roosts might possibly be built to steer them away from other structures or statues where they could cause damage. So I’m just guessing here, but they might be built as a distraction or a protective measure for the artwork all around Jeddah.

About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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7 Responses to Pigeon Roost

  1. Elaine says:

    I’ve seen pictures of these in the UK, but never in the US. Brits call them dovecotes.

  2. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: That is interesting information on the pigeon.

  3. washaw says:

    At first glance it looks like a giant bee hive, really big bees, like in a movie big bees.

  4. What a great idea! Maybe a few cities in North America should adopt this one, 😉

  5. Geogypsy says:

    It looks like a beehive. What a great idea for gathering eggs. And artistic too.
    Darlene got her pumkin costume at a thrift store.

  6. Puça says:

    I think it’s a good idea…but what do they do with the collected egs? Is it a way to control pigeons population or is for eating purposes?

  7. What an interesting idea and very humane.

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