Many people take pleasure in feeding pigeons. Unfortunately, the number of pigeons attracted to an area depends on the food available. If pigeons are being fed, more pigeons will be attracted to that area. All pigeons require nesting and roosting sites (e.g., balconies, window ledges and roof areas of surrounding buildings) as well as a reliable food source. If is vital that food sources for pigeons are kept to a minimum. There have been a number of cases where people have been prosecuted for causing a health risk for repeatedly feeding pigeons.