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The prevailing ideas on Navigation

A summary 2011 The two prevailing ideas on long distance navigation are based around two ideas: Magnetic cues Olfactory cues (smell) It is clear that near home animals, birds and humans build up a map of their neighbourhood with remembered … Continue reading

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Pigeon navigation RIN 11

A summary: The RIN Conference spends a lot of time on pigeon navigation, with delegates coming from all over the world. The leading players in this world are the Wilschkos from the Johann Wilfgang University Germany, M. Walker from the … Continue reading

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Racing Pigeons

Questions by Richard Nissen. Replies by David Higgins – President of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association. If pigeons are not trained do pigeons roam far from their lofts? Probably no more than a mile. Do you think that homing into … Continue reading

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Bird Migration

I believe that it is possible that dowsers may have unique insights into how birds navigate over long distances. There seem to be three principle discussions on how navigation is done: firstly using magnetic orientation especially in homing pigeons, secondly … Continue reading

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