The GMIT Swift Cams are now live. 5 Swifts returned on the 7 May and on the night of 8 May there were 2 pairs and 3 single birds in 5 nest boxes. Happy viewing!
Lynda Huxley will give a talk on Swifts at the official launch of the West Waterford Eco Group on Friday 10 May at 7.30pm in the Park Hotel. All are welcome. This will be followed up by survey workshop/training on Saturday 11 May. You can find the West Waterford Eco Group on facebook.
Drumcondra Triangle Residents Association have organised a Swift Talk by Lynda Huxley at DCU St Pat’s on 20 March 2019
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!