Norbert Padilla has been breeding and racing homing pigeons for about 70 years.
Now, he's hoping to attract a younger generation of pigeon lovers.
Padilla is a member of the Rock River Racing Pigeon Club.
The pigeons fly 300 miles in a half day and manage to find their way home to Sterling, Ill.
Padilla says not even scientists know how they do it.
And don't confuse a homing pigeon with the sort you see in the park.
Padilla tells a local paper that's like comparing a mule to a racehorse.