Look out, pigeons and parrots

Look out, pigeons and parrots
GREEN PARROTS: Making a nuisance of themselves in Almeria City Photo credit: Pexels

ALMERIA city hall is bringing in an outside company to count and control the municipality’s pigeons and non-native birds.

It intends to spend €80,000 on the two-year contract that will include reducing the number of pigeons and seagulls in the city as well as birds classed as invasive. This will inevitably focus on the green parrots that are now a noisy nuisance in some neighbourhoods.

The contract has been put out to tender and the chosen company will also have to analyse the birds’ health and the effects of their common diseases on the populace.


According to municipal sources, the contract could also cover a census of the city’s wild boar, goats and other hoofed animals as well as reptiles.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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