Important and Useful Links

These websites are run by a well informed group of people across Europe who care passionately about swifts.
This is a specialist website offering advice for all aspects of swift conservation, especially useful for architects, planners, developers and anyone wishing to both attract and save colonies during re-roofing work.  The website is hosted by Edward Mayer in the UK.
This highly informative website is devoted to the Common Swift world-wide with many scientific studies available.  The website is hosted by Ulrich Tigges in Germany.

Bird Watch Ireland – Swift Conservation Project
This is Bird Watch Ireland’s Swift Conservation Project page, a country-wide map gives rough locations of swift sightings.
The Frankfurt Swift Clinic is a world leader and probably the only hospital devoted to swifts. The procedures are truly groundbreaking and offer a level of care that is truly inspirational. The website’s information is extremely comprehensive demonstrating a deep understanding of the species and should be studied in length by any serious rehabilitation facilitator. (A little care needs to be taken with some of the translations). The Clinic is well funded by the German Swift Society and even though they admit very high numbers of casualties, funds support the very best protocols.
This website provides details of  extensive research proving the poor results from historically incorrect diets and also giving invaluable new dietary advice for large scale rehabilitation units with financial constraints.  The website is hosted by Swift rehabilitation expert Enric Fusté.
Action for Swifts are based in the South East of England. They support swift conservation locally and internationally and this blogpost provides a wealth of information and examples of successful projects.  The blogspot is hosted by Dick Newell in the UK.
Save Our Swifts is the website for the Northern Ireland Swift Group. They have been very supportive of Swift Conservation in Ireland and have given invaluable advice on nest box installation.
This website shows a 3D movie of a swift skeleton, very interesting.

Genesis Nest Boxes
Genesis Nest Boxes is Ireland’s only manufacturer of nest boxes for Swifts, Kestrels, Barn Owls and other species from ResCom® board ( which is an earth friendly product that has no “Volatile Organic Compounds” (V.O.C.s).