A new booklet has just been published with support from NPWS ‘Building nest boxes for the Swift into cement block, brick and externally insulated walls – guidance on best practice’ by Lynda Huxley – November 2021. Hard copies available on request if you email email@example.com https://www.swiftconservation.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Booklet-Building-Next-Boxes-into-Walls-PDF.pdf
Final Heritage Week Swift talk 2021 – on SUNDAY 22 AUGUST AT 5PM. Live Zoom talk about the Heritage Council funded project “Swift Conservation at Schools in Co. Mayo …” with information and advice on the process of building swift nest boxes into new walls of school buildings. The Zoom link is on the Heritage … Read moreLive Zoom talk 22 August at 5pm for Heritage Week
Details of all talks on Swifts countrywide can be found on the www.heritageweek.ie On Tuesday 17th August at 7pm is an on-line talk about Swift Nest Boxes and Making your place Swift Friendly – a collaboration between SCI and Longford Heritage Office. You can sign-up via Event Brite and the link is on the Heritage … Read moreHeritage Week talks on Swifts by Lynda Huxley of SCI – 17, 18 and 22nd August
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