The Spy Academy in Sniper Elite 5 is a bit of a labyrinth to navigate through at times, but there’s a lot of fine detail to be found in the map design if you take your time to observe. Aside from the main mission objectives, there’s also a sub-mission that you can complete on this map which involves shooting 10 cardboard pigeons. You’ll find all of these in the northernmost part of the map, where the spy training is taking place behind closed doors. Shooting all 10 pigeons unlocks the Pigeon Hunter gold medal in game.
All Pigeon Locations in the Spy Academy Mission of SE5
There are 10 cardboard pigeons to find, with 5 being outside and 5 inside the spy training area. All of these are shown below.
The first pigeon can be found perched on the edge of the building as you face towards the cathedral from the entrance to the spy academy set, facing southeast.
The second pigeon can be found perched on the side of the building opposite to the first, facing southwest.
The third pigeon is directly behind where you shot the first two, perched on one of the cardboard wall cut-outs.
The fourth pigeon is immediately to the right of the third, just beneath it on a stack of cardboard.
The fifth pigeon can be found under the scaffold just to the right of the fourth and third pigeons.
You’ll see the sixth pigeon as soon as you enter the spy academy set.
The seventh pigeon can be found on the eastern side of the room, propped up on this cardboard bench.
The eighth pigeon can be found on the western side of the room, propped up here.
The ninth pigeon is just behind you from the eighth, propped up here on these boxes.
The tenth pigeon is just to the left of the ninth, on the floor here.
Once you’ve destroyed all 10 cardboard pigeons, you should unlock the gold medal Pigeon Hunter trophy in game.