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.
Latest swift news
Tuesday 5 March 2019 by Edward Mayer
Swift conservationist Edward Mayer explains how campaigners are helping swifts across Europe.
Friday 1 March 2019 by Jos Ashpole
Find out more about some of the amazing swift groups dedicated to helping this extraordinary bird, and get involved with..
Thursday 28 February 2019 by Kerry McCarthy
MP Species Champion for Swifts Kerry McCarthy describes her role in swift conservation.
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