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 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
Monday 24 June 2019 by Annabel Rushton
This Swift Awareness Week (22-30 June) the RSPB is calling on businesses across Greater Manchester to sponsor swift boxes..
Tuesday 11 June 2019 by Jamie Wyver
Wildlife experts who work to save the UK’s dwindling swift population are concerned at the late arrival of these birds,..
Tuesday 11 June 2019 by John Day
The RSPB’s John Day and fellow swift experts Dick Newell and Edward Mayer recently published a co-authored article providing..
Building a new house or planning an extension? Swift bricks are a clever way of providing homes for swifts by incorporating nesting space within a specially designed brick that blends in with the surrounding masonry. If you’re interested in swift bricks visit the Action for Swifts website and download the swift brick pdf.
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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