Drawing by Lucia Harrison

Scientific Name:  Patagioenas fasciata

Lushootseed name for Pigeon:  Həbuʔ  Click Here to Listen


Band-tailed Pigeons are common in Pacific Northwest Coast forests and suburban areas.  They eat seeds and berries, including elderberries, cascara, madrone and salal berries.  They nest in Douglas Fir trees, sometimes producing three nesting cycles per year.

For more information visit Cornell University’s Ornithology Lab’s All About Birds. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Band-tailed_Pigeon

Visit Audubon Society’s Field Guide that also includes projected impacts of climate change on Band-tailed Pigeons.  https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/band-tailed-pigeon