The Secret Life of Pigeons

ASK January 2020. Where do pigeons come from? Why do they bob their heads? And how do they know so much about art?
ASK January 2020 

Birds often get a bad rap. The term “bird brain” suggests someone who isn’t that smart—but in fact, lots of birds have pretty big bird brains! Consider the pigeon for example, which is exactly what this edition of ASK Magazine does.


From message carriers to spies to computer programmers, when it comes to having “bird brains,” pigeons flew the coop. ASK Magazine introduces you to all these pigeon talents as well as how they can be trained to peck a button a certain amount of times and mastering the matching game.  


Enjoy features including:

  • Ask a Pigeon! by Lauren Fischer
  • Hello Down There by I. C. Yu
  • Pigeons Get Fancy
  • Bird Brains
  • Jobs for Pigeons
  • High-Flying Hero by Christy Mihaly
  • Gone but Not Forgotten by Rachel Young


Regular features of ASK magazine include Nosy News, Nestor’s Dock, Bot’s Mighty Math, Ask Ask, Contest and Letters, and Marvin and Friends.