Heritage Ireland 2030 is a wonderful opportunity to put Swift conservation on the national agenda. Swifts are unique in that they fall in the categories of urban and natural biodiversity because over 90% of their nest sites are located in our buildings. Swift Conservation Ireland has submitted a letter which can be found on our … Read moreHeritage Ireland 2030 – an opportunity to help swifts. Send your submission by 28 February. Here’s some advice and our letter.
Now is the best time in the swift season to survey for nest sites. The ‘bangers’ (young birds exploring nest sites) are here and eggs are hatching so parents are starting to feed young so will be entering nest sites on a regular basis throughout the day. So, if you can give some time to … Read moreNEST SITE SURVEYING TIME IS HERE 2018!
Swift week Mayo and Swift Week Galway event dates have been confirmed and can be found by CLICKING HERE!
Nest boxes installed on Ballycroy National Park Visitor’s Centre. Thanks to NPWS for their support. This will be a longterm project to see if we can draw swifts back to the Barony of Erris. Major Robin Ruttledge did record them in the Barony in the early 1930s. We’ll need patience!!
There will be a swift talk given by Lynda Huxley in Killarney, County Kerry on 23rd May 2018 – Don’t miss it!
The swift week event at Oughterard Court House is now on Friday 15th June 2018 at 7:30pm!
From June 16th to June 23rd, various swift related events will take place to celebrate Swift Awareness Week, for a calendar of events, please CLICK HERE!
Lynda Huxley saw one Swift flying over GMIT Mayo Campus in Castlebar yesterday evening and we have fresh nest material in boxes 9 and 7. Hope to get livestream up and running in next couple of days. Ricky Whelan of BirdWatchIreland has also had reports of Swift sightings in Banagher and Birr. These will be … Read moreLynda Huxley spotted a swift over GMIT nest boxes 30th April
On Monday April 16th at 20:00 in the Hotel Newport, Newport, Lynda Huxley will be giving a talk as a part of the “Mayo Dark Skies”. Artificial light can be a problem for migrating birds and at their nest sites. Lynda will be sharing information about this amazing bird and how we can all help … Read moreLynda Huxley is giving a swift talk at Hotel Newport in Newport on April 16th