My name is Abrahan Batista, I am a Christian man who loves God, family, and animals. I began my journey with Homing Pigeons in Cuba when I was 7 years old and my dad let me build a small cage in our backyard. I have loved the sport ever since. Batista-Toledo Loft emerged in the spring of 2013 when my fire and passion for the homing pigeons was reignited by a close friend in the area where I had just moved into, North Port, Fl. Through perseverance and a great deal of dedication I was able to breed excellent young birds and I enlisted them in the Charlotte Harbor Homing Club, in Port Charlotte. That time marked the beginning of my “American dream” as a pigeon fancier in a country where techniques, medications, and training methods where all different from what I previously knew. One thing remained true, I have a good eye for the birds and I know what they need and when they need it; it’s my opinion that knowing the birds is a priority, everything else comes with experience. I proudly share my achievements with my fellow members of the AU:
2014 12th place in Miami International Pigeon Race 225 miles.
2014 12th place in Miami International Pigeon Race 300 miles.
2014 1st place in Southwest Florida Combine in Old Birds Race 174 miles, total birds released 479 and 28 lofts.
2014 23th place in GHC Classic Race 350 miles, total of birds released 2636
2015 1st place in Charlotte Harbor Club Average Speed in Young Bird Race. Speed 1341.177 ypm.
2015 2nd place Champion Bird in Charlotte Harbor Club.
2015 5th place in Southwest Florida Combine Average Speed in Old Bird Race. Speed 1302.999 ypm. Lofts competing: 41
2015 1st place in Charlotte Harbor Club Average Speed in Old Bird Race. Speed 1302.999 ypm.
2015 59th place in Miami International Pigeon Race 150 miles.
2015 31st place in Miami International Pigeon Race 225 miles.
2015 32nd place in Miami International Pigeon Race 300 miles.
2016 21st place in Miami International Pigeon Race 225 miles.
2016 34th place in Miami International Pigeon Race 350 miles.
2016 I sent a team to South-Africa Million Dollar Pigeon Race (SAMDPR), first time flying internationally and all three of my birds finished the season and did not get off course.
*Attila, AU ARPU 2016 65947, Blue Bar Cock with Yellow eyes, finished in Grand Averages Position of 579 and the last race finished in 1089th place.
*Aquiles, AU ARPU 2016 65909, Blue Bar Hen with Pearl eyes, finished in Grand Averages Position of 1276.
*Apolo, AU ARPU 2016 65949, Red Check Hen with Yellow eyes, finished in Grand Averages Position of 1948 and the last race finished in 485th place.
These accomplishments have added passion for the Homing Pigeons and at the same time show me that I am on the right path and can definitely keep improving and obtain better outcomes. With time I have acquired more experience and been able to breed better birds. I look forward to expanding my loft and continuing as a proud member of the American Racing Pigeon Union. I will like to thank this organization for sharing the results and supporting us and help us grow. As a fan of the sport I wish us all the best in the upcoming years!