A Swift flies past a nest box - our fastest bird in level flight! 

Photo Jon Perry

Find out here all about these amazing birds, why they matter, and how you can help them

Though Swifts only spend 3 or 4 months each Summer with us, while they are here they bring spectacular aerial action and excitement to our urban lives!

Swifts breed from Ireland to Beijing, from the Mediterranean and the Middle East right up to the Arctic, and everywhere they are in decline.

But you can help them, and you can do it on your own, or with the help of friends and neighbours, or through your work, and it will give you great satisfaction and save a species from extinction too.

Read on, and have a go!


UK Power Networks Albury Swift Nest Box Team - see our NEWS page
Photo UK Power Networks

2003 to 2023
20 Years of Helping Swifts!

Our Swifts are now over the Congo where they will spend the winter

But they will be back next May!


Our latest Swift tower - it replicates nesting sites Swifts use in ancient
trees in ancient forests in Scotland, Poland, Scandinavia and Germany
Find out more on our NEWS page

Worcester 6 industrial park Swift Column project 2022 51 architects

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! Useful Leaflets



D I Y Nestboxes D I Y Nestboxes

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



Swift First Aid & Care First Aid & Care  

  Nest Boxes & Bricks Nestboxes, Books & more!

Architects, Developers & Builders

Swift Bricks Leaflet  Build for Swifts! Download our leaflet all about Swift Bricks!

Swift Bricks Leaflet  The Universal Swift Brick   -  new leaflet -  ideal for Swifts and small birds!

are you working at a Swift nest site?
Follow this guidance

 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

Teachers! Start a Swift Project!
D-I-Y Swift nest box  Click on the Swift to download our latest leaflet just for Schools!

The Elizabeth Line workers made and installed their own
Wild Bee and Swift nestboxes at their Tottenham Court Road site

photo Crossrail plc

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

Need advice?
for casualties go to Swift First Aid & Care

anything else contact Swift Conservation

We provide support throughout the UK & Europe

Wildbird Law - for the detail click here

Our 2023/24 talks - Book your place!

30 November - Frimley Green, Surrey
11 January - Wokingham, Berkshire
2 April - Richmond & Twickenham
24 April - Burgess Hill, West Sussex

Click on underlined text to make contact with the organisers
For enquiries about arranging a talk  -  Click on the Swift!
  Click here to book a talk or presentation

Pre-view our talks

See one of our Swifts Talks on You Tube - Click
See our interview with The Urban Birder  - Click here

Supporting & Enhancing Urban Biodiversity
We provide training for professionals in practical Urban Biodiversity techniques
contact us
for more details I am interested in Biodiversity training

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

BirdTrackLogoAdd your Swift sightings to BirdTrack
and see migration in action!

Use the new RSPB Swift Mapper App!
swift_mapper_icon  Download here

Support the BTO's  BTO BBS Survey

By participating in the BTO Breeding Bird Survey
you contribute to our knowledge of Swifts in the UK

Donations - Thank You!

We are "not for profit" - Our modest aim is to cover our costs

If you would like to support our work, please donate via the link above to our secure payment site

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

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