The BHW Show of the Year 2018 took place in Blackpool over the weekend 20th-21st January. The largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the UK descended on the Winter Gardens for the two-day event that has something for everyone, whether you are a veteran flyer, new member, or just curious about pigeons, from trade stands, […]
On 18 January 2018, Defra introduced an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone in England. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures. It comes as H5N6 bird flu was confirmed in 13 wild birds in Warwickshire, a few days after bird flu – highly expected to be the […]
The Raptor Alliance auction has now ended. Congratulations if you won one of the lots. You will receive an automated e-mail with details of the various payment methods. Following payment we will pass on the contact details of the appropriate breeder for you to make arrangements for collection of the bird(s). The RPRA auction website […]
Trevor Jenkin of Penzance gives us an update on the Helping Harvey Campaign, launched in aid of his great nephew who has Cerebal Palsy and was in need of an operation called a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy to aid his mobility. Trevor says: “The appeal was started in December 2016 to raise £25,000 so that Harvey […]
Please note that entries for the RPRA Young Birds One Loft Race 2018 are now full, including the reserve list.
We have been notified by Defra that “Netherlands has confirmed an outbreak of H5N6 HPAI in 16,000 fattening ducks (4 weeks and 4 days old) in Flevoland region. The virus has been sequenced at the national reference laboratory and appears to be a reassortant between the H5N8 HPAI virus and a N6 LPAI virus, therefore […]
The world governing body for pigeon racing – the FCI – has set up a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of proving that racing pigeons are not susceptible to bird flu. Please read the FCI’s following press release, and consider lending your support. FCI Press Release 2017 will go down in history as the year […]
If you pre-ordered your GB18 rings before December, they were all sent out on Friday 1st December. It’s not too late, of course, we are still taking orders and they will be dispatched the same day. Either complete and send us an order form, along with a cheque/postal order made payable to the RPRA, or call […]
Our very own soft cuddly toy – Flash T. Rocket – is still available at a sale price of just £15 including postage and packing. Please either call us on 01452 858245 to order by phone, or place your order via our on-line shop. Hurry and get yours while stocks last!
RPRA Western Region has appointed a new Region Secretary – Mr Barry McGann of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire. The RPRA Regions page has been updated to show Mr McGann’s contact details.