The swifts have arrived back a bit early this year and on the night of 12 May all boxes were occupied. There were 7 pairs and 3 single birds. Eggs have been laid in SBox 06 on the Camera 1 multi view and Box 1 on Camera 3. Happy Viewing on the GMIT Swift Cam … Read moreAll Nest Boxes occupied on GMIT SwiftCam page
Thanks to Ged and Georgia of Terra Firma www.terrafirmaireland.com for sharing this lovely poster they created for their Terra Firma Club. Click here to see the poster
Postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19. The 2020 International Swift Conference will be held in Segovia, Spain from 20 to 22 May. More details can be found here 2020 Swift Conference website
On 27 June 2019 at 8pm there will an illustrated talk at the All Saints Heritage Centre in Clonbur by Lynda Huxley of Swift Conservation Ireland. All are welcome. This is a Swift Awareness Event and entry is free of charge. Click here for details.
The Amazing Swift talk at Foxford National School on 25 June 2019 at 7.30pm. Followed by visit to the Swift colony at the church. All are welcome. This is a free event to celebrate Swift Awareness Week. Click here for more information
Saturday 15 June Cruinniú na nÓg @ the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, Co. Mayo www.thelinenhall.comTwo Swift events for families with children but adults without children are also very welcome : 2pm ‘The Amazing Swift’ interactive presentation. 3pm ‘See the Swift’ – visual art workshop details here . Pre-booking required 094 9023733
Birdwatch Ireland has recently published a comprehensive guide on how to help save the Swifts in Ireland. Swift Conservation Ireland, Save our Swifts group in NI and the Dublin Swift Group have all worked with BWI to make this a very useful and comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to undertake Swift conservation work. A pdf … Read moreSaving Swifts guide book by Birdwatch Ireland 2019
Amazing Swift talk in Dalkey, Tuesday 11 June at 7pm. You can find more details on the Dalkey Tidy Towns facebook page.
Swift talk in Castlebar on Friday 7 June, 8pm