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Jim Hale talks pigeon

The Florida Keys Audubon Society’s speaker series will continue on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Key West Garden Club, 1100 Atlantic Boulevard. 

The speaker will be Jim Hale, who is sometimes referred to as the Pigeon King of Key West. Hale raises, trains and races homing pigeons and has won many awards. He is familiar to many Key Westers as the man who releases white pigeons at weddings and other events. Hale also takes in Cuban pigeons that have been blown off course and landed in the Keys.

“Jim is an endless fount of information about what birders call the Rock Pigeon, a bird that has some amazingly malleable genetic materials. A great way to learn about natural selection is to study what happens with selective breeding in a creature like the pigeon,” said Mark Hedden, executive director of the Florida Keys Audubon Society.

Admissions is free and open to anyone who is interested.

For more information email or leave a voicemail at 305-771-5807.

Earlier Event: March 8
Kate Watts on White-crowned Pigeons
Later Event: April 22
Spring Migration Bird Walk