Thank you to Brian O’Reilly of BirdWatch Ireland in Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow for providing detailed advice on how he built swift nest boxes into the Bell Tower of St Joseph’s Convent building in Baltinglass. Click on this link to see the document.
Swifts are now arriving in numbers around the country. The GMIT livestream now has 2 pairs – Boxes 9 and 12.
A date for your diary. TUESDAY 4 MAY AT 8PM. BWI South Dublin Branch are hosting a zoom talk by UK Swift Expert, Edward Mayer. LINK BELOW or on BWI South Dublin Branch website events page. Edward is a wonderful speaker and his website swiftconservation.org is an excellent source of information. We would highly recommend … Read moreTuesday 4 May at 8pm. Zoom Talk by Edward Mayer, UK Swift Expert. Organised by BWI South Dublin Branch
The GMIT Mayo Swift Cams are now live for the 2021 season. Last night, 26 April there was one swift present in Box 9 which is a very early return date. There have been swift sightings from across Ireland in the past two days.
Wild About Navan have organised a talk on Swifts by Lynda Huxley for 7.30-8.30pm on 14 April 2021. Find details on how to register by clicking here
Wild About Navan have declared 2021 as Year of the Swift in Navan. This article in the Meath Chronicle gives more information ‘Meath Chronicle 27 March 2021’
Document added November 2020 The Common Swift and the effect of high-intensity lighting
There are a few interesting pieces about swift projects around the country on the Heritage Week 2020 website. Click here to view Heritage Week 2020 – Swifts
Surveying Swift Nest Sites Video Presentation, Mayo 2020 by Lynda Huxley has been uploaded to the Swift Conservation Ireland youtube channel. Surveying Swift Nest Sites Video