Project Pigeon’s New Home

Digbeth’s very own Project Pigeon recently moved to a new site on Floodgate Street, and the pigeons are now fully settled in.

There was lots to do on the site, such as cutting down all the weeds, taking down and reassembling the lofts, training the pigeons to come back to the new site, planting flowers for spring… The team still have a few outstanding tasks like building a shelter, finishing one of the sheds off, and making a wood store.

Since moving, Project Pigeon have hosted a few group visits; elders from the Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham on Bradford Street talked about pigeons in China and explored the ancient tradition of making pigeon whistles. A group of young people from The Challenge Society spent a day helping to make a garden, decorating a pigeon loft, and painting some signage.

Project Pigeon is currently working on the Birmingham Pigeon Archive and has interviewed over forty pigeon fanciers in the region. They are planning an event of performances using books and archive material, to take place in April 2013.

If you’d like to find out more about Project Pigeon, visit their website, like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter. Alex and Ian are at the site daily and are always happy to welcome visitors to the loft; if you’d like to learn more, please email

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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