Population Status 2016
Each year, counts of Band-tailed Pigeons (Patagioenas fasciata) heard and seen are conducted by state, provincial, federal, and other biologists in the western United States and British Columbia to monitor population status. The resulting information is used by wildlife administrators to set annual hunting regulations. This report summarizes information on the abundance and harvest of band-tailed pigeons in the western United States and British Columbia from 1968 through 2016. Data from the all bird Breeding Bird Survey and the Mineral Site Survey are used to develop an annual index of abundance of Pacific Coast Band-tailed Pigeons. Harvest and hunter participation were estimated from the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program. Learn More.