Swift flies past a nest box - our fastest bird in level
© 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
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.
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
Read on, and have a go!
UK Power Networks Albury Swift Nest Box Team - see our NEWS page
Photo © UK Power Networks
20 Years of Helping Swifts!
2003 to 2023
They've gone! They have left us for Africa where they will spend the winter
But they will be back next May!
If you are lucky you may still see a few Swifts from further North,
Scandinavia and Russia, crossing the UK as they head South through
France, Spain & North & West Africa
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
Local Experts & Groups
I Y Nestboxes
Call CD's & MP3's
Aid & Care
Books & more!
Developers & Builders
Build for Swifts! Download
our leaflet all
about Swift Bricks!
The Universal Swift Brick
- new leaflet -
ideal for Swifts and small birds!
at a Swift nest site?
Follow this guidance
1. Leave existing nest
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!
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
Swift Nest Boxes?
our Shopping Page
Click on the Swift to
download a DIY Swift nest box pattern
Pre-view our talks
Our 2023 talks -
Book your place now!
24 September - St Paul's Clapham Green Day, London
6 October - Warnham Swift Group, Sussex
16 November - Penrith Swift Group, Cumbria
Click on underlined text to make contact with the organisers
For enquiries about arranging a talk - Click on the Swift!
See one of our Swifts Talks on You Tube -
See our interview with The
Urban Birder - Click here
Enhancing Urban Biodiversity
We provide training
for professionals in practical Urban Biodiversity
techniques contact us for more
Surveys - Click on the logos to
to Survey Swifts - download our leaflet here
Add your Swift sightings to BirdTrack
and see migration
Use the new RSPB Swift Mapper App!
participating in the BTO Breeding Bird Survey
you contribute to our knowledge of Swifts in the UK
Donations - Thank You!
"not for profit" - Our modest aim is to cover our costs
would like to support our work, please donate via the link above to our
secure payment site
We have been
advice on how to help Swifts since 2003
Swift Conservation is grateful to for its support
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