Swift First Aid & Carers

You have found a fallen Swift...
Stop! Don't throw it in the air! Don't feed it!
Now read on...

Caught and plucked by a Sparrowhawk -  but saved

A young Swift found on a roof - all it needed was two days rest - then it flew        
Photos Erich Kaiser & Margers Martinsons

Plucked by a Sparrowhawk but the wings are undamaged - it can fly

Read this first!

   You've found a fallen Swift.....  So don't delay!
   1. Put it in a warm, safe, calm environment  - a ventilated cardboard box (like a shoe box) is ideal
   2. Take a photo and weight it too
   3. DO NOT FEED IT until you have received specialist advice from one of our carers (see contacts list below)
   4. Give it water by putting drops on its beak with a Baby Bud
   5. DO NOT THROW IT INTO THE AIR - this may seriously injure or kill it
   Now please read on .... Thanks!

Caring for Swifts is Difficult, Expensive and Very Time Consuming

1: Ask your Vet -  they may be able to help, they may know of local wildlife carers

2: Call a UK Swift Carer -  providing advice, treatment and care

IMPORTANT !  Before you make contact, weight and photograph your Swift and be ready to e-mail the photo and weight details to the carer.
That will greatly enhance assessment of the chick's condition and prognosis.

If you cannot find help near to where you live, these UK Swift Carers may know of skilled help near to hand:

D Lauterpacht - Hertfordshire - Click the link to e-mail or telephone 01763 269686 mobile 07710484867

C Scarff - Norfolk & Suffolk borders - Please use this link to e-mail

J Wakelam - Mildenhall, Suffolk - Please phone 01638 715971

G Westray - Broadway, Worcestershire - Please phone 01386 584691

Wildlife Aid Foundation: Randalls Farmhouse, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0AL  phone 09061 800132  
    Hours: daily 9am – 8pm n.b. phonecalls cost 50p per minute to raise funds for the Foundation

The Wildlife Haven, Thirsk, North Yorkshire 01845 526 567  www.thewildlifehaven.org    www.facebook.com/thewildlifehaven

 
S Hart - Manchester area - ADVICE ONLY - Telephone 0161 798 7122 & leave a message

J Stewart - Lossiemouth, Scotland - Click the link to e-mail or telephone 01343 812906 mobile 0779 007 5478

C Piggott - Bishop Auckland, County Durham - click the link to e-mail / phone 01388 602707 / 01325 321871

B Thorne - Ilkley, West Yorks - Can transport birds to local carers - Click the link to e-mail / phone 01943 816488

RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, London Road, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 7JW
Open for the public to bring in wildlife casualties between 08:00 & 20:00 (21:00 May to September)
telephone 0300 1230722


Vikki - Fauna Wildlife Rescue, Cardiff - telephone 02920 569914

 
Wildlife Rescue - Christchurch, Hampshire - telephones 01202 488082 / 07765 327558


3: EU Swift Carers - providing advice, treatment and care

 
Quando si ritrova un nidiaceo     Silvana di Mauro (Regione di Trieste)      Oriana Ferrandino (Regione di Abruzzo)           Hilde Matthes (Frankfurt am Main)

 
     Enric Fuste (Catalunya)            Miguel
 Carrero Gálvez (España)

 
Fundacja Ratujmy Ptaki       Wiecej informacji na temat jerzyka, kwestii zwiazanych z jego gniazdowaniem oraz innych wskazowek mozna uzyskac na stronie Fundacji Ratujmy Ptaki - e-mail: Warszawa , e-mail Szczecin  
 

DIY Swift Care  Want to do it yourself? Really? Click here to go straight to Swift Rehabilitation


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