START A PETITION37,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good


British Pigeons Racing for New Homes in China
Offbeat  (tags: pigeons, racing, British, China, contest, UK )

- 1646 days ago -
For Wyncroft Girl, her finest sporting moment came when she beat a field of more than 45,000 competitors in the largest contest of its kind in the UK.
Trapped Pigeons Rescued By Three Emergency Vehicles
Offbeat  (tags: pigeons, rescue, fire engines, police, birds, humans )

- 1692 days ago -
Three trapped pigeons were rescued by two fire engines, a police car and the RSPCA on a Durham high-street.
Pink Pigeon in London Baffles Bird Experts
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, pigeons, birds )

- 2016 days ago -
Pink pigeon has been spotted in Ealing, London, leaving bird experts baffled by its extraordinary colouring.
Pigeons: Dark Feathers Reveal Secret to Healthy Birds
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, birds, pigeons, dark pigment, immune system, health, wildlife )

- 2512 days ago -
Darker coloured pigeons are healthier, researchers in France have discovered. A study of urban pigeons in central Paris has shown that birds with higher levels of the dark pigment melanin have stronger immune systems. They are also better able to
Pigeons Sniff Their Way Home With Right Nostril
Offbeat  (tags: Birds, Pigeons, journey, nostrils, sniff, messages, drugs )

- 2576 days ago -
Pigeons can find their way home from hundreds of miles - an ability that fascinates scientists and has led to their use in carrying messages and even smuggling drugs.
Sandy's Story About Pigeon Shoots
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pigeons, shoots )

- 2620 days ago -
And yet...I am not crushed, but coddled. Instead of vile laughter, gentle voices encourage me to hold on - to cling to life. They call us beautiful and carry as many of us as they can from this blood-soaked field.
The "Human' Nature of Pigeons
Offbeat  (tags: humans, pigeons qualities, pigeons, bonding love, special )

- 2666 days ago -
Pigeons are highly intelligent birds and model parents. Their hearts and minds are akin to our own. Pigeons have keen eyes and versatile perceptions. They can fly over 90 miles an hour and find their way home from thousands of miles away.
Taking Aim at Pennsylvania Pigeon Shoots
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, pigeons )

- 2710 days ago -
Countless hunters are currently taking to the fields to blast songbirds from the sky and poison the earth with lead. Meanwhile, some shooters in Pennsylvania can't even be bothered to go after birds in the wilderness. No, they prefer killing semi-tame
Never Walk On By
Offbeat  (tags: pigeons, wildlife, injured, help, advocates, helping, compassion )

- 2715 days ago -
While rushing to an early-morning tennis game, I spotted a pigeon in the middle of the sidewalk. I've lived in New York for years and rescued lots of birds in trouble, so I knew that this pigeon needed
Pigeon Droppings Cut Concert Short
Offbeat  (tags: americans, animals, bizarre, environment, funny, goodnews, humans, humor, interesting, news, off-beat, odd, performance, unusual, celebrities, pigeons, musician )

- 2766 days ago -
Kings of Leon abruptly stopped their concert on Friday because pigeons began raining down tokens of affection on the band. Daily Mail explains: Jared Followill (bassist) had been hit several times already when a particularly large splat landed on his face
I'Ll Teach You to Steal My Nuts: The Moment Squirrel Went Into Battle With Pigeon Over Food
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, squirrels, pigeons )

- 2822 days ago -
It was not quite the Rumble in the Jungle. More the Brawl on the Lawn. But this feisty squirrel put up a fight Muhammed Ali would have been proud of when a pigeon tried to steal his nuts.
Standing With Pigeons Against Mike Tyson
Offbeat  (tags: animals, pigeons, Mike Tyson, environment, protection )

- 2885 days ago -
The photo on the cover of PETA's recent Annual Review shows how loving and devoted pigeons are. In fact, they could teach the "Moral Majority" a thing or two: They mate for life, and both parents share in the care and nurturing of their young.
Mike Tyson, Race Yourself!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, pigeons, Mike Tyson, cruelty, racing, environment, protection )

- 2897 days ago -
While we would never knock someone's love for these intelligent birds, Tyson's claim to care about pigeons is rather incredulous given that he chooses to tout using them in a "sport" that--like horseracing--exposes them to danger and death. In a typical
Investigation of Pennsylvania Pigeon Hunt Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, pigeons, shooting, environment, protection, death )

- 2898 days ago -
A Pennsylvania district attorney took campaign funds from an organization which promotes killing live pigeons in contests, and then refused to allow the prosecution of animal cruelty charges against a gun club that hosts pigeon shooting contests
NY Man Rescues Falcon From Gang of Pigeon Bullies
Offbeat  (tags: baby peregrine falcon chick, pigeons, suvivial, gang of pigeons, falcon rescued )

- 3107 days ago -
Adult peregrine (PEHR'ih-grihn) falcons are fearless predators at the top of their food-chain. But when a Brooklyn man witnessed a gang of pigeons chasing and pecking at a peregrine falcon chick on Monday, he rushed in and rescued the baby predator.

butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Popular Tags for: Offbeat

Most Active Stories Today in Offbeat tagged with pigeons

top story finders in Offbeat

1. Carole K 212 popular stories

2. Animae C 210 popular stories

3. Marianne R 153 popular stories

4. Nita L 143 popular stories

5. JL A 138 popular stories

6. William C 128 popular stories

7. Pat B 123 popular stories

8. Laura H 122 popular stories

9. Christeen A 118 popular stories

10. W. C 114 popular stories

more top news finders »

What makes a top story finder?
A top finder is someone who submits stories that become popular and are promoted to the front page.

wanted: news analysts

Get Active in the Care2 News Network!

Help ferret out the most noteworthy of the Newly Submitted stories and promote them to the Front Page.

care2 news network tools

News Network Bookmarklet

Submit stories from your browser toolbar with the easy to use Add to Care2 News! bookmarklet.

News Network Syndication

Get this page in RSS. Keep up to date with the Care2 News Network in your favorite RSS reader. Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines, and more!
Find out how to subscribe!

care2 newsletter spotlight

Join over 2 Million Care2 Subscribers! Sign up for our FREE Newsletters, Delivered to your Inbox!

New to Care2? Start Here.