Swifts flying over rooftops


Swifts are in trouble. The UK has seen numbers plummeting, with a 53% decline between 1995 and 2016. To help them, we want to get 1,000 swift nestboxes put up before they arrive at the end of April. Can you help?

Swifts nest in gaps high up on our homes and in other buildings. But there’s a problem. When buildings are refurbished or demolished, these important nooks and crannies are lost and swifts have nowhere to nest. You can help by providing alternative nest sites:

> Put up a swift nestbox

> Make a swift nestbox

> Or if you’re involved in a new build or renovation project, by installing a specially designed ‘swift brick’. Scroll down to find out more about how you can help this amazing bird.

Help swifts

Help us take swift action to change the fortunes of this unique and iconic bird. Keep your eyes peeled and take part in our Swift Survey!

Latest swift news

Sicrhau’r dyfodol i’n gwenoliaid duon

Thursday 16 May 2019 by Deio Gruffydd

Tŵr pwrpasol newydd i roi cartref i wenoliaid duon yng Nghaerdydd

Securing the future for our struggling swifts

Thursday 16 May 2019 by Deio Gruffydd

A new purpose-built tower to give swifts a home in Cardiff

The Big Birdbox survey

Wednesday 27 March 2019 by Dr Thaís Martins

Dr Thaís Martins describes a new initiative in Cornwall to monitor the new residents of integral bird boxes in new properties..

Find out more about our migratory heroes

Learn more about the incredible journeys our heroes take. From learning about ospreys through to helping us understand the decline in swifts, there's lots of ways to get involved in our migration celebration.

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