Swift Flying - Copyright © Mícheál Casey
Swift Flying – Copyright © Mícheál Casey

Copies of the 2019 updated version of the  booklet ‘We are Swifts, We are in Trouble’ can be obtained by emailing swiftconservationireland@gmail.com

Swift Conservation Ireland is a volunteer led initiative.  This website is a platform for providing advice and information about conservation actions for the Swifts across Ireland.

If you would like information about activities in your area to be added to the website please email us.

The swift is on the amber list of birds of conservation concern in Ireland because its population has declined by over 40% in the last 15 years.  Conservation actions across the country are help to recover populations.  

Swifts come to our towns every year for just four months, arriving in late April and leaving in late August. These are four important months because they are coming here to breed and so ‘here’ should be considered their home

Swifts are faithful to their nest sites. Once they have found a place to nest, they will return to there every year for the rest of their lives.  Nest box projects can provide homes for new breeding pairs.