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The Western Pigeon Federation was founded in Melbourne Australia in 1972. The Federation conducts pigeon races for fanciers in the western areas of Melbourne for over 120 members. The races are on four tracks west, northwest, north and northeast. There is also a race from Tasmania every season. The season starts in early July with a race from 200kms and ends in November with a race from 950kms.
PRESIDENT: RAY RUSSELL
SECRETARY: MICHAEL PORTELLI
RING SECRETARY: PAULINE PULIS
LIBERATION REPORT : 25/06/16
In today’s race from Birchip, 25/06/16, 2414 WPF birds competing from 71 lofts, along with 491 Geelong birds, for a total of 2605 birds, were released at 9.45 am. Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with little to no wind. Upon release the birds left the race point in one group within 5 minutes with no birds returning. For the trip home the birds are expected to encounter some cloud and light winds until they reach closer to home where winds are expected to be W – S/W 20-30 km/p/h with a top temperature of 13 deg. Don’t forget production of clocks is within 2 hours of clocking. All the best to all.
For the Geelong Federations, the co-ordinates are:
Latitude: -35 58 51.5 Longitude: 142 55 17.8
RESULTS: BIRCHIP 25/06/16
The winner of our third race of the season from Birchip, 25/06/16, was J & M Portelli of the Altona City Club. His second Federation win of the season, Michael won the Fed by clocking a yearling Blue Bar Hen, in 3 hours, 19 minutes and 54 seconds, giving him a winning velocity of 1344.54 m.p.m. On behalf of all the members of our Federation, we congratulate him on his win.
Transfer cards are available to download…just click on ‘FORMS’ at the top of the page to locate.
2016 Race Schedule
To view the 2016 Race Schedule please click on the link at the top of this page.
The George Portelli Memorial Race is being held once
again this year. To see the current flier please click on
the ‘Special Races’ tab, at the top of this page.
END OF SEASON RESULTS:
The 2015 Season has come to an end and we would like to congratulate the following flyers for their accomplishments this year.
AGGREGATE WINNER: COMBINED SERIES J & M. PORTELLI
AGGREGATE WINNER : SHORT SERIES SMITH & HENRY
AGGREGATE WINNER : LONG SERIES L. PALIGORA
AGGREGATE WINNER : SECTION ONE J & J. PULIS
AGGREGATE WINNER : SECTION TWO SMITH & HENRY
AGGREGATE WINNER : SECTION THREE J & M. PORTELLI
AGGREGATE WINNER : WEST SECTION S & K & S. VELLA
AGGREGATE WINNER : NORTH/WEST SECTION DAVE HUNTER
Have you found a racing pigeon? Please click below to report it. (If it has a ring on its’ leg it’s a racing pigeon)
Please note: This number is ONLY for the reporting of lost racing pigeons. If you find a wild pigeon or any other type of bird and are unsure of what to do with it, please contact either the RSPCA or your local veterinary clinic.
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