Howdy! I'm coming to you from Houston, Texas. I am planning on building a backyard aviary for Ringneck Doves in Spring of 2014, and have begun brainstorming blueprints, figuring out what materials I will need, and so on and so forth. I have been able to do an extensive amount of research through the internet, but there are a couple of questions that I cannot seem to find direct answers for: What is an acceptable temperature range for Ringneck Doves? How do I keep my aviary cool during the summer? Is providing shade enough, or do I need to find a more effective way to cool the aviary? Here's an idea of the temperatures where I live: Record high: 109°F Record low: 5°F Average high for August (Hottest Month) 94.5°F Average low for January (Coldest Month) 43.2°F I am mainly concerned about the summer, because while I have never known Houston to drop below 30 °F in the winter during my lifetime, it has reached 100+ almost every year.