Oxford Swift City
The Oxford Swift City project aims to improve the outlook for swifts in Oxford, working to raise local awareness of the many ways that we can help these vulnerable birds.
- Increase public awareness and support for swifts by inspiring people to take practical action to help this iconic bird.
- Improve data on swift populations, nest locations and foraging areas in Oxford.
- Increase availability of nest sites for swifts in new and existing buildings.
The Oxford Swift City Survey will continue in 2018. We’re looking for people to record swifts in their local streets – to join in, take a look at our volunteering pages.
We’re also looking for casework volunteers to get involved with the planning process to support work to give swifts a home. Find out more.
We’ll be attending a number of events and running a series of talks to community groups - if you’d like to get involved, please get in contact.
The project also seeks to set up a community swift group to continue helping Oxford's swifts beyond 2018.
- Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
- Environmental Resource Management
- Dr. A. Lack
- Dr. J. Hughes
- Mr. C. Mason
- Oxford City Council
- Oxford University Museum of Natural History
- Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre
- The University of Oxford
Swifts in pictures
- To submit or view swift records in the RSPB's national Swift Survey please visit our survey site.
- Find out more information on the RSPB's work on swifts here.
- For further advice on supporting swifts, please visit Swift Conservation's website.
- To enter our Nature in the City art competition visit our competition page.