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Visit the bookstore

Not able to ship until the 17th of April

If you are searching for that affordable gift any pigeon fancier would appreciate why not a novel, or a pigeon magazine of the month of their birth. We have most months available in either the American Pigeon Journal, the Pigeon Debut, the Pigeon Fancier, and others.. Just follow the link to the Pigeon Cote bookstore and browse the choices under the magazine section.

But don't stop just with the magazines, check out descriptions of many of the best books in the field, including many fine children's books on pigeons. There are sections for antique, fiction, breed specific, medical, magazines, dovecotes, pigeon use in war, and many others. New books are added every week and can be found in the new section devoted to the latest entries that have yet to be cataloged

Visit the new section you want to see what has been added in the last week or two or the occasional sale item, otherwise books are classified by type and then sorted by author. We have just obtained a very nice collection of pigeon memorabilia.

 Visit the Dovecote at Cothele and England

The Pigeon Cote Presents, the fully annotated second edition of Dovecotes of Great Britain. We made our first visit to Great Britain in 1998 to record the dovecotes of old described by Cooke in his work Book of Dovecotes. We were very happy to find that many, many of the dovecotes he described nearly one hundred years ago are not only still there, but many have found loving sponsors that have maintained them in pristine condition. In 2006 we made a second trip to try to find some we just didn't have time to get to during our previous five week visit, and we again were well rewarded. It took me until 2008 to prepare all the new material and include it on the updated web site.  We have added a lot of annotation, displayed in green on standard browsers, and many more photographs.


Here is a site you can visit time and again with some great colored photography of many of the cotes. Cooke's original work is shown as plain black text so you can easily distinguish Cooke's original work from the annotations provided by so many. Thanks to you all.

Visit the dovecotes of France Dovecotes of France. In the Fall of 2008 the Pigeoncote hosts explored Brittany, France to record the many dovecotes to be found in that region. The trip covers 19 days and the pages are laid out to make following along easy. Come take a look at the dovecotes of Brittany.
 Visit the Medical and Plain Advice page
Veterinary Advice: The medical advice chapter has been completely revised this February, but you will still find the same sound advice. Main pages within the chapter, include, emergency feeding, injury recovery, medical formulary, basic needs, quarantine system, and more. Check it out and if you have information of offer, contact the site administrator.
Find a Pigeon Show

Most pigeon shows are held in the fall of the year, but a few are offered throughout the year. The Pigeon Cote will help you locate a pigeon show in your area if there is one.  Most pigeon shows are free to the public, very informative and entertaining way to see some of these marvelous birds in the feather. Check it out. See if there is one in your neighborhood.
To have your event listed, simply email the site administrator:    Email the pigeoncote host

If you cant find a show in your area, or just want to learn a little more about what goes on at a pigeon show just take in the virtual pigeon show at the Cote by following this link

The Pigeon Cote will help you locate a pigeon club in your area.

Find a pigeon club near you.  Unfortunately, this list contains only a handful of the hundreds of local pigeon clubs that are available to help you.  If you know of a club and would like it listed here, please email to web page administrator. Email the pigeoncote host
 Visit the Best of the Pigeon Cote
Pigeon Cote Miscellaneous and Archives :  The really good stuff on the Pigeon Cote that has with stood the test of time, including Dovecotes, National Pigeon Show Slide show, Pigeon Color Slide Show, and much more.

Take a look at all the pigeon breeds

The Pigeon Cote Breed Highlight: Come take a peek at some of the many, many varieties of pigeon breeds.
Come try out the Pigeon Cote's new Just for Fun section.  A great way to spend some idle time.
The just for fun pigeon related things. Give it a try. The games use a small programming language using Active X. Many browsers turn off programs that use Active X just to make sure that they are not malicious. So you may get a notice near the top of your screen informing that that the content has been blocked and provided a way to unblock it temporarily to allow you to play the games. Just follow this instruction and you will be playing along in no time.
Email the pigeoncote host
Questions, Comments, or Concerns? Email the Cote host, John Verburg.
Constructed January 28, 1996  

Last day edited: March 21, 2013
Serving the hobby for 17 years.