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
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.