The Raptor Alliance lobbies on behalf of UK pigeon fanciers for change in the protection of their racing birds. Currently, birds owned by the 60,000 pigeon fanciers in the UK have no legal protection against increasing attacks from soaring sparrowhawk and peregrine falcon populations.
Alliance news and updates are featured on the separate Pigeon Racing UK & Ireland website.
In order to understand and record the damage hawks and falcons do to racing pigeons in the UK we have created the Hawkwatch function (below). If you have witnessed or found the aftermath of a raptor strike, please click on the ‘Report Attack’ button, and follow the instructions, placing the pin on the map and giving as much information as you can. Here is a guide to using Hawkwatch.