Please report stray racing pigeons.
Thank you for reporting a Racing Pigeon. Your help is very much appreciated. Before we can notify the owner, the pigeon must be contained and held for collection.
Racing pigeons are well trained by their owners but sometimes they can get lost due to dehydration, etc. If you see a pigeon that is weak and lost try to catch it (if it can get away the bird is most probably okay). Lost racing pigeons can be very hungry and tired because they are used to being fed and watered by their owner so if you have one in please give it some water in a small (but deep) container and maybe some food (eg. rice, dried peas, lentils, corn). Lost racing pigeons are also in great danger from predators such as cats and hawks.
A pigeon maybe identifiable by a name and telephone number stamped on it's wing feathers you can check for this by gently holding the bird and stretching the wing out and a stamp will be on the end feathers (it's is important to check both wings). Also sometimes pigeons carry telephone rings and you can check for that on the birds leg (a metal identification ring is on all racing pigeons but is not a telephone ring). If the bird has been lost during a race it will have a rubber ring on one leg too (ignore this as it can not identify the owner). If there is no owner identification on the bird please note the metal (plastic covered) ring number (usually on the right leg).
Numbers are 'GB2001A50080' or 'NEHU2001HAR2158' the first letters on the ring identify which union the bird belongs (Prefix - below). The rest of the ring number is classed as the identification 'part' this should be given to the pigeon union that you wish to deal with.
|GB||Royal Racing Pigeon Association|
The Reddings, Nr. Cheltenham,
Tel: 01452 713529
|NEHU||North of England Homing Union|
58, Ennerdale Road, Walker Dene,
Tel: 0191 262 5440
|NWHU||North West Homing Union|
279, Mossy Lea Rd, Wrightington,
Nr. Wigan. WN6 9RN
Tel: 01257 421271 (10am - 1pm)
|SU||Scottish Homing Union|
231A, Low Waters Road, Hamilton,
Tel: 01698 768939
|WHU||Welsh Homing Pigeon Union|
Old Timothy's Yard,
Llanfoist Street, Ton Pentre, Rhondda.
Tel: 01443 441010
|IHU||Irish Homing Union|
Serial Letter 'N' rings report to:
Mr J Hughes,
44, Ashbourn Park,
Serial Letter 'S' rings report to:
69, Lorcan Crescent,
Santry, Dublin 9.
|NPA||National Pigeon Association|
10 Belton Road
Tel: 0208 300 6782
|BELGE||Royale Federation Colombophile Belge (Belgium),|
39, Rue de Livourne,
Tel: 010 32 2537 4134
|FR||Federation Nationale Des Societies Colombophile de France (France),|
54, Boulevard Carnot,
Tel: 010 33 20 068187
|DDR||Nationale Sporttauvenzuchter Vereingung in der Deutschen (Germany),|
Demokratischen Rebublik Federation Colombophile Nationale,
|DV||Verband Deutscher Brieftaubenliebhaber E.V. Essen (Germany),|
PO BOX 1792,
|HOLL/NL||Bureau NPO Landjuweel 38 (Holland),|
3905 PH Veenedaal,
Tel: 00 31 318 514583
|PORT||Federacao Portuguesa de Colombophile (Portugal)|
Estevao Cabral No. 79,
3000 Combra, Portugal.
|ESP||Royale Federation Colombophile (Spain),|
Eloy Gonzalo nš 24 MADRID - Spain.
|IF||American Homing Pigeon Fanciers,|
Mr J Rotondo,
107, Jefferson Street,
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