Swifts are astounding aerial acrobats, and they are extraordinary birds for other reasons –
they spend almost all their lives flying.
They feed and sleep on the wing, and normally only land at the right sort of sites to nest and rear their young.
Their nests are out of sight in buildings, under the roof tiles or in cracks in walls.
|Swifts in the Sky by Keta|
Sadly the number of Swift is declining dramatically in the last 20 years and one reason for this is the loss of nest sites as buildings are repaired or demolished.
The RSPB is one organisation identifying this issue and drawing up a series of projects to achieve support for the conservation of the Swift. Further updates will be brought as to the status of these projects.
For practical information and links to other local groups working for Swift Conservation see
Action for Swifts
Swift Conservation provides an additional platform for the sharing of information and further links.