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Pigeon racing and raptor nest boxes

On the 5th February 2021 a meeting took place between the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Pigeon Racing – Craig Williams MP for Montgomeryshire, DEFRA minister and senior DEFRA officials. At this meeting the APPG Chair raised the issues we are experiencing with the rising bird of prey population, and specifically the […]

Training and Racing Update

We are sure that everyone is following the updates in relation to Covid 19 and Avian Influenza restrictions, to try and get an indication as to when pigeon racing may commence. The devolved Governments provided an update last week, and now that the Prime Minister has provided his initial road map out of lockdown we […]

New auctions on our auction site

The next auction on our dedicated auction site, will be for 4 lots in aid of the Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Combine, and will open on Thursday 4th March (4pm). You will need to be registered on the site to be able to bid online – just follow the detailed instructions on the site home […]

EU – Importing and Exporting Racing Pigeons

To provide members with a detailed overview of what is going on ‘behind the scenes’ at the RPRA in respect of Brexit and its impact on the import and export of racing pigeons to and from the EU, please refer to the latest correspondence sent to the APHA and EU Commission below. Please note that […]

Contacting the RPRA during lockdown

Now that we are again in a national lockdown, members of staff are working from home and a number are on furlough. The way you contact us has therefore changed.  Below is an updated list of contacts. We ask you to use e-mail when you can, and to call only if you cannot e-mail. In […]

Channel Racing post-Brexit

The impact of Brexit on channel racing has been a concern for pigeon fanciers all around the UK. The required health documentation and processes relating to the import and export of the avian species, published since Brexit, has increased these concerns. The relevant EU regulation that covers the transportation of the avian species from third […]

Online BHW Show of the Year 2021

In the absence of the real thing, we held an online BHW Show of the Year 2021 over the weekend. There were virtual trade stands, an online charity auction, and fanciers entered 474 birds in 10 classes. The birds were judged online and the results are here. Our congratulations to all of the winners – […]

RPRA Awards 2020

Due to the current lockdown conditions, the RPRA Awards for 2020 had to be presented virtually, and the presentations were filmed for the YouTube video below:  The award winners are as follows – our congratulations to them all: Adult Short Distance 1st Place – Selby Thomas Memorial Trophy, Medallion and £100: Ron Williamson, Newry – GB18E05350 […]

Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

IMPORTANT UPDATE 10.12.20 Following the latest outbreaks of Avian Influenza and the requirement to keep all captive birds indoors from 14th December 2020, the RPRA CEO has met with DEFRA today (10th December 2020) to discuss the impact on racing pigeons. The ‘Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Racing Pigeons’ that was first published […]

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 […]