They're off to Africa!
Swifts are starting their migration South. In
a couple of days they'll be over Spain, then they'll head down and
round the coast of Morocco and along West Africa to reach the Congo in
They only spend 3 months each Summer with us, but they bring truly spectacular
aerial action and excitement to our urban lives!
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. We have
lost over half of our Swifts in just the past 20 years
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