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.
Swifts are now using the Convent Primary School nest boxes at Claremorris.
We have a great piece of news, Swifts are using the nest boxes that are build into the Westport Town Hall. The boxes were only put in last year so having birds using them in just two seasons is amazing.
There is a piece about swifts in Roscommon Town in which Lynda Huxley is being interviewed. It can be viewed on-line on Roscommon Matters 95 at irishtv.ie. The piece is about halfway through the programme and is well worth watching.