Homing Pigeon Racing
Americans have officially been racing homing pigeons in the U.S. since the late 1800s. With the ability to travel hundreds of miles with out rest, homing pigeons have been (and still are) used by the U.S. military to carry messages back and forth. Count Walt Disney, Mike Tyson, and the British Royal Family among the famous pigeon racing enthusiasts. Today, we talk with two of New England's best pigeon racers about the sport.
Bill and Paula Desmarais, of Fall River, MA, have been racing homing pigeons together since 1996. Bill is the director of the Northeast Zone American Racing Pigeon Union