Take-Off! A Swift leaves its nest box in Denmark - our fastest bird in level flight!  Photo Inger Lund

 
Keeping the skies alive!



Swifts are with us for just three months each Summer, bringing spectacular action, drama and excitement to our urban skies.

These amazing birds have shared our buildings ever since the Romans came to Britain. They still breed in our eaves and gables, but not for much longer, as modern and renovated buildings exclude them.

Unless we help them, Swifts will vanish from the UK. Find out here all about Swifts, why they matter, and how you can help them thrive.



Contents Page Contents

  Projects Page Projects

 

 

Swift Conservation News News

  Local help with private nest box projects Local Experts & Groups

 

 

See Our Videos! Videos

  See Our Leaflets! Leaflets

 

 

D I Y Nestboxes D I Y Nestboxes

  Buy Our Swift Call CD! Swift Call CD's & MP3's

 

 

Swift First Aid & Care Swift First Aid   

  Nest Boxes & Bricks Buy Nest Boxes & Bricks


Architects, Developers & Builders

Special Offer! For 300.00 we will design Swift Bricks into your project* Click
here 300.00 Special Design-in Offer
( * if feasible:  N.B. VAT not payable )

Install some Swift Bricks!  New Build? See how to use ready-made Swift Brick nest places
How to Make your Eco Home even more Eco Friendly  Download our leaflet all about Swift Bricks  - Click on the Swifts!

Need more advice?  -   contact Swift Conservation I need advice about Swifts
We provide support throughout the UK & Europe

Need training in Urban Biodiversity techniques?
We provide training for professionals in practical Urban Biodiversity techniques throughout the UK & Europe -
contact Swift Conservation
 for more details I am interested in Biodiversity training

Using Swift Bricks? Download a leaflet of available types & suppliers

Working with Swifts? Follow these rules
 1.  Leave existing nest places undisturbed
 2.  If re-roofing, make new nest access holes to match the
      old ones exactly  
 3.  New build - internal nest spaces are the best
 4.  If you cannot do "3 " above, fit external nest boxes

Seen a crime involving birds or wildlife?
Click here to contact the RSPB's legal team  Use this link to contact the RSPB's legal team
Click here to see Birders Against Wildlife Crime  Use this link to view the Birders Against Wildlife Crime website

Donations
We are "not for profit" - Our aim is to cover our costs
If you would like to support our work, please donate - Thank You!

 


Installing Swift Nest Boxes?
See our Shopping Page or
D-I-Y Swift nest box  Click on the Swift to download a DIY Swift nest box pattern

Our next talks about Swifts
To make contact - click on underlined text

7 June
Banstead U3A
24 June
Portsmouth Swift Day
11 July
Fulbourne Swift Evening
18 August
Rutland Water Bird Fair 4.30pm AWBC
5 September
Manx Ornithological Society
14 September
Watford RSPB Group

Click here to book a talk or presentation  Want to set up a talk with us? Click on the Swift!


Swift Surveys - Click on the logos to participate
How to Survey Swifts - download our leaflet here Swift Survey Techniques

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Add your Swift sightings to
BirdTrack and see on-line migration!


The BTO's BTO BBS Survey
By participating in the BTO's Breeding Bird Survey
you can contribute to our knowledge of Swifts in the UK


The UK Swift Events Calendar Click to see D-I-Y Swift nest box

Any Questions? Please contact us here  Supporter's Enquiry 

We have been providing free advice on how to help Swifts since 2003
Swift Conservation is grateful to    for its support


swift-conservation.org name site texts copyright Edward Mayer 2017 photographs & illustrations copyright as indicated