See the amazing super swifts at GMIT Castlebar on the 7th and 8th of July, Come to see our famous swifts and nest box project and learn about these amazing birds. CLICK HERE for details.
In Biodiversity Week from Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th May 2017 there are various activities taking place to celebrate Kerry’s Natural Heritage and Lynda Huxley – founder of Swift Conservation Mayo will be giving a talk about the swift at the Ashe Hotel, Main Street, Tralee – followed by a walk for those who would … Read moreSwift Event at the Biodiversity Week in Kerry
Swiftcams at GMIT Castlebar are back up and running, check out the nest boxes HERE! Two pairs have returned : Box 1 and Box 12. These are our oldest pairs and we are delighted to see them back. There is also one bird back in Box 10. In addition, there has been a huge arrival … Read moreThey’re back!!
The first swift arrived home in the night / early morning at The Agri Museum, Wexford, it was in its nest box May 3rd. This is Box 4 so it’s one of a new pair that prospected last year. Hopefully its mate will arrive soon too. See swiftcam photo here. Also Swifts have been reported … Read moreSwift Sightings!
One Swift was seen in Kiltimagh, County Mayo on Saturday 22nd April at 8pm by Lynda Huxley. This is the earliest recorded sighting for County Mayo. Swifts have also been sighted on Lough Neagh in County Antrim since 17 April
Swift Conservation Mayo will have an information stand at the National Tidy Towns Conference being held on 25 March at the Town Hall in Westport. Booking details and programme can be found at http://www.tidytowns.ie/u_documents/news1083_1.pdf.
The new swift survey reports for 2016 have now been uploaded and are available to view. Click Here for Mayo 2016 Swift Survey Reports.
Hi everyone: Ulrich Tigges showed me the following link about a project to protect common swift and monument of La Alhambra (Granada – Spain) www.alhambra-patronato.es/blog/index.php/los-vencejos-de-la-alhambra/ Best regards Jesús Solana (Mérida – SW Spain) Click here to see the full article on the World-Wide news page: News from Spain
Article in Saturday 4 February 2016 Telegraph featuring Tanya and Edmund Hoare’s built in swift nest boxes at their home in Cumbria, England. Click this link to read the article
Country-wide events will be posted here as they are announced by each county.