Swift Videos


Swift exercising in play tunnel to gain strength before release.


Swift exercising to strengthen wing and chest muscles in nest boxes Scoil Eoin, Tralee.


Swift camera inside a nest box at Scoil Eoin, Tralee.


Swifts flying around built-in nest boxes at the new Castlebar Swimming Pool.


Swifts at Charlestown National School, County Mayo.


Swifts checking at Crossmolina National School, County Mayo, a pair of swifts were nesting there this year (2018).

'Bangers' exploring nest boxes

Got a call from a very excited Peter Farrell in Trim – bangers visiting the nest boxes he put up in March this year. Wonderful project as Peter has also encouraged his neighbours to put up boxes too.

Posted by Swift Conservation Ireland on Monday, June 4, 2018

Lynda Huxley got a call from a very excited Peter Farrell in Trim – bangers visiting the nest boxes he put up in March this year. Wonderful project as Peter has also encouraged his neighbours to put up boxes too.

Banger admiring view from nest box

Peter Farrell sent a second video a few minutes later showing that one of the 'bangers' had gone into a nest box and was admiring the view. Hope he/she liked what they saw.

Posted by Swift Conservation Ireland on Monday, June 4, 2018

Peter Farrell sent a second video a few minutes later showing that one of the ‘bangers’ had gone into a nest box and was admiring the view. Hope he/she liked what they saw.


Thanks to Cormac McCarthy for sharing this video of the newly installed nest boxes in Scarriff, Co. Clare. Another brilliant project for the swifts.


Lynda Huxley talks about saving swifts.


Swift chick exercising to strengthen muscles ready for flight. When Swift chicks fledge they will fly for up to 3 years before they land again – once they have found their own nest site. Wow!