Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements

Endangered Species

Collect every hidden package in the game.   



Thanks to 007craft for the videos!

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Comment #1 by XxXHiplipXxX
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 08:18:30 PM

so many of these so long to do

Comment #2 by Rekker09172194
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 10:29:22 AM

yea i think this should be 75-100 gamerscore

Comment #3 by DunMiffSys605
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 08:29:22 PM

I used this website and it helped a lot:

Comment #4 by Tonic24k
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 10:21:07 AM

I'm still wondering how a pigeon is a package...
There just isn't anything I like about this.

Comment #5 by Eranvonburic
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 09:43:01 PM

Frustrating achievement :/ takes a long long time.

Comment #6 by ethanpj
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 12:10:48 PM

Great cheers :)

Comment #7 by Gigi142
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 01:07:55 PM is where u should go.

Comment #8 by xbonics
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 05:40:15 AM

3 missing cant find them any where.......:/

Comment #9 by Delexo
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 02:39:16 PM

Search 'Rooster Teeth GTA IV Endangered Species' on YouTube. Really clear and useful guide. Currently halfway through this achievement.

Comment #10 by McWalley
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 09:19:38 AM

This took me more than 6 hours to complete..
Not worth the points..

Comment #11 by Clintoris
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 10:59:28 AM

4.5 hours later Thankyou 007craft

Comment #12 by shockfire3DG
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 08:27:23 AM

Not that hard. Just takes FOREVER.

Comment #13 by NikkyFlippers
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 08:55:29 PM

It isn't hard, just extremely time-consuming. It took me 7 weeks. One of the worst parts was that I missed one after I got them all in my first run. Then I had to re-check every location again... Don;t go for this unless you really want %100

Comment #14 by Hallowgraves
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 10:20:59 AM

This is going to be a pain in the ass.

Comment #15 by Botto
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 08:26:30 AM

I am normally a completist but even with a map I cant be bothered. Someday maybe.

Comment #16 by Trooper45
Sunday, July 10, 2011 @ 07:47:57 PM

This should be worth more! And TLAD and TBOGT only have 50 seagulls compared to 200 pigeons? There aren't even achievements for those..

Comment #17 by jammy606
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 11:40:35 AM

my pigeons glitched!!!! i shot 4 of them and it didnt say i shot them now when i go back to them they still aint there :(

Comment #18 by The Cats Meow 0
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 11:25:45 PM

I admit this takes a couple solid hours to complete, but I've seen much worse. 200 pigeons? Try 800 orbs in Crackdown.

Comment #19 by D3MISEofSANITY
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 09:05:28 AM

@18 I hear ya...crackdown hidden orbs are intense.

Comment #20 by Ghostnappa1990
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 01:18:07 PM

You people complain too much, they are called Achievements cause you EARN THEM,
I'm glad it takes a while so when I get it I will have earned the GP

Comment #21 by LimiteD 1337
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 06:03:55 PM

well i just wasted my intire day on this achievement and got fucked by a glitched pigeon. I fully folowed the guides for this. I had two pigeons from the start and while following the guide 3 out of 200 pigeons werent there. Minus the two that means one of them has glitched. Either under the main bridge in Broker, on the statue of liberties hand(the one holding the book) or the one on top of the entrance to the cabaret club. i rechecked over 10 times and they simply aint there.
Rockstar motherfuckers with their stupid collectables!

Comment #22 by kingfatass010
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 10:14:59 AM

I just found out that i overwrited the save fil with all my pigeon progress on it 170 fucking pigeons all for nothing.PS FU ROCKSTAR i spent 2 lousy hours trying to get the gone down acheivement and the no more strangers acheivement each for a measly 5g stupid useless rockstar pricks

Comment #23 by Adar Kane
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 06:08:35 PM

Yeah i'm currently at 199 out of 200. I'm hoping i got one then died before saving as opposed to being glitched. But 200 is a ridiculous amount to begin with, who actually thought that was a good idea?

Comment #24 by edwiitos
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 04:45:03 PM

Glad I got this peice of crap. I didn't mind getting 200 pigeons but the ones on the roof were annoying as hell, best way you can do this is by going to this website.


Comment #25 by nuer
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 05:06:35 PM

rooster teeth video helps alot to find out if you are not missing anything and if you are on a right track. currently i am on 50 left

Comment #26 by Matmaster50
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 04:59:59 AM

What they glitch!!!!???? god dammit no wonder ive had to go through them 4 times trying to find those last 3!!!!!!! so i have to start the whole thing again to get 100%???!!!

Comment #27 by AbsoluteDarkness
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 08:00:25 AM

What a fun achievement :/

Comment #28 by Matmaster50
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 03:02:53 PM

Gone through all pigeons again to now only be down to 1!!!! this achievement will be the death of me any suggestions to find the missing one anybody??

Comment #29 by Matmaster50
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 04:38:16 AM

:'( for all that cant find that last pigeon then take a look at your disc, when i bought mine preowned and looked at all the scratches i thought it would never work to my surprise it did but now itnseems the pigeon on the green bus shelter near what looks like the arc d'triumph doesnt appear and i know this as it was on my list of non appearing ones the first and second time i have had to complete the storyline to get 100% so hopefully this should put some people's minds at rest as microsoft have real shite disks that fuck themselves up ahhh happy times

Comment #30 by Iceskater101
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 09:19:12 PM

haha I am starting to do this now
I am on pigeon number 5 I believe lol
but 200 is a lot but I don't think anyone should be complaining it sucks that yours
glitched or whatever but its an achievement which does mean you have to earn it and
technically its easy all you have to do is find them and the guides are awesome!

Comment #31 by EeyoreGoesRoar
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 07:04:15 PM

word of advice from me: don't get tempted to shoot any of the buggers part way through. It makes it a lot harder when you make a concerted effort to do it.

Comment #32 by kakamiTW
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 08:29:26 PM

Just get it. The map helps.

Comment #33 by jannneer
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 06:05:38 AM

four missing cant find them anywhere

Comment #34 by Jabue
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 05:07:44 PM

i cant found the last one

Comment #35 by Death4life
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 05:16:25 AM

Screw this I'm not doing this. And yes besides this and the stunt jumps I did EVERYTHING else in Single Player.

Comment #36 by BobbyBigWheels4
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 12:17:44 PM

can you do it after you complete story mode?

Comment #37 by AnObeseNun x
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 06:13:24 AM

Do not try this unless you have about 4-7 hours to spear! Takes for ever to do

Comment #38 by needtoboost
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 02:16:56 PM

Missed 2! Went through it once and missed 3, shot another on Happiness Island, so still need 2! This is like getting ******* flags on Assassin's Creed!

Comment #39 by HerBravado
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 04:43:47 PM

@36--yeah, this can be done after storymode. It's actually better to start after completing the story, because you have no way of tracking them if you randomly shot them while going around.

Tedious, but not impossible. After putting this game down for awhile, I've started this back up. Hope I'll have it finished this weekend !

Comment #40 by Roxas Darkar
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 02:10:58 PM

so... many... pidgeons...
gotta kill em all ! ;D

Comment #41 by SilentStrike011
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 05:28:37 PM

i watched a friend get all these, i have a 'genius' memory by medical standards, and remembered around 175 of them making it easy to get them quickly, just used a map for the final few ;)
thanks to my friend for doing all the hard work, aha :)

only problem is, if i'm watching someone play this game i can't help but go "there's a pigeon there" when they drive past one i have memorised.

Comment #42 by Hanzz2k12
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 02:34:20 PM

Urghh! One pigeon left... Gone through the guides around 3 times so I'm guessing it's glitched? Really tempted to just start a new game... Does anyone know if it's definatley glitched or I'm just being dumb and missing one out?...

Comment #43 by kabukininja
Sunday, July 15, 2012 @ 06:14:51 AM

1 left and it's my second time through all the maps...gaaaaaah!!

Comment #44 by ElzyTCP
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 01:21:00 PM

Just got this. I went twice through and still had one damned flying rat left. Then I realised that there was a slight difference in the IGN map and the GamesRadar one. Number 66 on the IGN map is slightly out, saying it's on Onandaga Avenue. It's actually in the courtyard behind it. This is number 8 on GamesRadar, which I think is the better guide. Just posting this so you guys don't experience the pain I did!!

Comment #45 by kabukininja
Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 04:59:11 AM

Third time through (with just one left), honestly thought it was a glitch. Used youtube to be really thorough and systematically go through them all...found it! using video was my last ditch attempt and it worked. Shows you without doubt where they are (you can easily make mistakes/assumptions with images)

Comment #46 by brad123465
Sunday, September 02, 2012 @ 10:12:23 AM
free microsoft points

Comment #47 by stan9
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 04:38:27 PM

This achievement was one of the most long ones I've done so far, so fun by the way, checking some picture guides helps a lot!

Comment #48 by BriceXD
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 03:16:05 AM

pigeons are packages? this was a pain tho, for real. it wasnt difficult, just time consuming. be prepared to hate pigeons

Comment #49 by BBA716GMONEY
Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 01:53:31 PM

@ 41, that's how i felt about the spray gang tags in San Andreas.. I have got 100% on that twice now. Once on a PS2, then again on my old roommates XBOX 360.

Comment #50 by ButtahNBred
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 04:07:20 PM

This is crap! I got 199 and went to every single location.

Comment #51 by EradicatorKroos
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 05:37:55 AM

Why do people complain? If you recall from San Andreas, there were a total of 200 "collectibles" also; 100 tags, 50 horseshoes, 50 snapshots. Besides, back then there were no achievements, only the mere satisfaction of completion. If you wanna do this, it's your choice. No fucking one is putting a gun on your face to do it so quit whining people, it's just stupid how you complain without thinking. Personally I enjoyed this so honestly all of you saying it's crap, simply why bother?

Comment #52 by NateMora
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 11:48:40 AM

I got this achievment! But in my game stats it says I only found 106. I hope I will still be able to get 100% in this game! I'm trying to do it before GTA V comes out.

Comment #53 by atryeu
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 11:56:31 PM

@51: You forgot the Oysters for GTA:SA! I found the others pretty easily, but the oysters gave me trouble and I'm still missing a couple on my original game (I don't check guides for the info, I do them myself) -_- I haven't completed this achievement yet but I'm at 70something right now.

It's sad to see so many people complain! I've always loved the hidden goodies in the GTA games! I felt amazing after finding all of the hidden packages on GTA 3 for the first time! Of course in there you got a bunch of money for each collected plus they built up into some nice rewards. Too bad they ignored the past reward system it seems for collecting so many in this game :(

Comment #54 by tomwatson93
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 05:35:22 AM

Easy peasy. This is my current target. It's taking me ages (understatement)

Comment #55 by Tom the Space Traveler
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 08:43:35 PM

AaAGGh I shot every single pigeon only to find out the game didn't count two of them! So, basically I have to start a new game for my THIRD runthrough. Honestly, this gives "Streetwise" from Prototype a run for its money.

Comment #56 by Fandig
Thursday, February 07, 2013 @ 02:33:54 PM

ugh this achievement
i found like 5 while just playing the game, and i dont remember which ones or where they were which is annoying. and also, the cops ALWAYS go after me after i shoot them

Comment #57 by astroXP
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 03:54:18 PM

This is really veeeery tedious one but at least you get to know LC much better if you didn't while on missions.

BE SURE TO KEEP TRACK OF EVERYTHING. My recommendation is having pencil and paper AND watching guides on YouTube.

Comment #58 by LimeJuice
Monday, April 01, 2013 @ 04:13:30 AM

Still trying for this, such a ball ache!

Comment #59 by LimeJuice
Monday, April 01, 2013 @ 04:15:41 AM

Still trying for this, such a ball ache!

Comment #60 by EverStoned77
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 03:15:00 AM

I'm currently trying for this myself & as I was reading through the comments in this thread I noticed problems with either missing,the game not counting it or even a glitched pigeons,even though the last isn't confirmed anywhere.
So thought I would let those still trying to get this know how I'm doing:
1st of all & I guess this goes with out saying YOUTUBE ;) or simply use a guide of any sort but I prefer YouTube
2nd: Pen&Paper,to make sure you don't miss any have a pen & paper & simply make a tick,I've made a list with all 200 numbers on (easily done with a printer) & make a tick at the number of hidden package when I'm sure the game has registered it which brings me to my 3rd & final tip.
ALWAYS make sure to check that the Pigeon/hidden package count by pausing & then checking the co

Comment #61 by EverStoned77
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 03:16:01 AM

count,it might be a little pain in the ass but not as much as if you miss one & have to go through them all again :)

Comment #62 by Massive Tempah
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 05:10:55 PM

1 pigeon left :)

Comment #63 by two blunt
Sunday, September 15, 2013 @ 07:44:48 PM

ya this is ridiculous but fun , makes for a lot of game time

Comment #64 by Spiderrichard
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 04:34:08 PM

Make sure to save properly if your doing this in stages. I thought the game auto saved after each pigeon was shot and I'm going through them for the third time looking for 14 missing birds!

Comment #65 by TripleXC3
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 @ 12:38:41 PM

100 down, 100 to go !

Comment #66 by TripleXC3
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 @ 05:37:15 PM

Finally Got It!

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Game Info
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US April 29, 2008
Europe April 29, 2008
Japan October 30, 2008

Resolution: 720p
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1
Online Players : 16
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