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Bird Flu Updates

See further down the page for individual case updates and the latest position. In recent news, Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre at Greta Bridge, County Durham, was told it will have to cull all of its 400 birds, including the macaws, parakeets, and finches, after volunteers found several dead or dying chickens and Guinea fowl. Defra […]

New Welsh Region Secretary

New Welsh Region Secretary

The Welsh Region is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Jackson to the position of region secretary. Many of you will know Mike as the press officer for the BICC.  Contact details are listed on the Regions page.        

Annual General Meeting 2023

The 127th Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association will be held at: Leonardo Hotel (East Midlands Airport) Castle Donington Derby DE74 2SH on Friday 24th February 2023 (09.00am). The agenda for the meeting, together with the list of proposed rule changes and annual accounts 2021-22, can be downloaded below. Members are entitled […]

EU Animal Health Regulations – Channel Racing

Loft Registration and Export Health Certificate Procedures Since May 2022, Defra has required pigeon fanciers who wish to take part in channel racing to register their lofts. This article will guide you through that process. Defra’s preamble to registration reads as follows:  “An Export Health Certificate for racing pigeons from Great Britain (GB) sent to […]

BHW Show of the Year 2023

The largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the United Kingdom – the BHW Show of the Year 2023 – took place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, over the weekend 21st-22nd January.  Sadly, due to the avian influenza surveillance zones in force, there were no actual show classes, but it was still a great opportunity for […]

RPRA One Loft Young Birds Race 2023

There are still places available for the 2023 RPRA One Loft Race, and we have a couple of ways that you can enter: Send in the postal entry form; Enter online below. With a 1st prize of £35000 to the winner of the final race, £10000 in prize money across the 4 hotspot races, and […]

RPRA National Awards 2022

The RPRA National Awards for 2022 have now been determined. As last year, the majority were decided by coefficient calculations, others by decision of the RPRA Council. The award winners are listed below – our congratulations to them all. The full list, including performances and calculations, can be seen here. The awards will be presented […]

GB23 Ring Orders

While all pre-ordered rings were dispatched at the beginning of December, it is not too late to order your GB23 rings, of course.  To order by post, click on the appropriate image below to download the form, and complete and send it to RPRA HQ with a cheque or postal order for the relevant payment. […]

New British Homing World website

The British Homing World magazine now has its own website and social media, featuring pigeon racing related articles from around the UK and beyond. The links are: www.britishhomingworld.com facebook.com/britishhomingworld twitter.com/bhwpigeons The British Homing World is the most popular pigeon racing weekly magazine in the UK with a weekly circulation of approximately 20,000 copies sold every […]

Updated liberation site maps

An up-to-date version of the UK liberation site map, showing major airports and sites with airfield restrictions, is available to download – click on the image right to download the map in .pdf format. Updated A3 size printed versions of both the UK and Continental liberation site maps may be obtained free of charge from […]