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New auctions on our auction site

Two auctions are currently running on our dedicated auction site until Sunday evening (8pm), featuring 10 lots from the Continental Collection, and a further batch from Northern PowerHouse. The list of the Continental Collection lots can be downloaded here, and that for the Northern PowerHouse lots can be downloaded here. You need to be registered […]

RPRA One Loft Young Birds Race 2021

The RPRA One Loft Young Bird Race 2021 Rules and application form will be published in the 4th December edition of British Homing World, and online here. You can submit your application form with your cheque or postal order payment as usual, and for the first time you will also be able to apply online. […]

Avian Flu Outbreaks

23.11.20: Updated information. H5N8 avian influenza in captive birds at a wetland centre near Stroud, Gloucestershire now confirmed as highly pathogenic. The 3km and 10km temporary control zones have been revoked and a 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone is now in place. More information on the measures that apply including important biosecurity advice is […]

RPRA One Loft Auction 2020

The auction of RPRA One Loft Race 2020 Young Birds has now ended. Congratulations if you won one of the lots. You will receive an e-mail giving details of how to pay, and how to make arrangements for collection of your bird from the loft. Please note that – if you are not entering your […]

EU Regulation 2016/429

There is information circulating on social media regarding EU Regulation 2016/429. This regulation, that is relevant to the transport of animals, has been in force since 2016. However, the concerns raised in the posts relate to supplementary requirements of EU Regulation 2020/688 which comes into force in 2021, in particular the interpretation that the relevant […]

Menagerie by Kate McGwire

Members may recall an appeal by sculptor Kate McGwire back in 2014 for white feathers to help with a large piece she was working on, and some of you have been sending her feathers ever since. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Bird Garden at Harewood House in West Yorkshire, Kate has been […]

GB21 Ring Orders

We are currently taking pre-orders for GB21 rings.  Click on the appropriate image below to download an order form, then complete and send it to us along with a cheque/postal order made payable to the RPRA.  Alternatively, paid-up RPRA members may now pre-order GB21 rings through our new online ordering system. Please note – individual […]

RPRA One Loft Yearlings Race 2021

For the first time since 2015 we will be running a Yearlings One Loft Race in 2021. Entries are limited to 250 pigeons (unless the Future of the Sport Committee rule otherwise to satisfy demand) and the allocation of spaces will be granted on a first come, first served basis, initially to entrants from the […]

RPRA One Loft 2020 Final Race

The RPRA One Loft 2020 Final Race took place yesterday from Alnwick, Northumberland, a distance of 235 miles 898 yards. The 573 birds were liberated at 9.00am into a very light ENE wind, turning fresh en route; sunny with high broken cloud. They cleared very well. The first birds arrived back at just before 1.00pm, […]